One family in Kiplokyi village, Bomet County has been left in agony after their kin mysteriously disappeared without a trace in Mombasa.
According to Walter Ngeno, the victims brother, the 34-year-old Ken Ngeno was working as an engineer with NFT consult agent for Sony Erickson Company and believed to have been kidnapped on February 24,2021.
Ngeno said that on the day his brother disappeared, he had sent WhatsApp messages claiming that his life was in danger.
“On the alleged day my brother was in distress, and in our Whatsaap communication he specifically said that some of his workmates were after his life since he was very close to the boss, and they wanted to silence him forever over some information he knew about,” said Ngeno.
He added that he seemed restless and left Mombasa in haste, therefore, hired a Tuk Tuk driver who took him to his Tudor home before hurriedly leaving for Nairobi.
Recording a statement, the Tuk Tuk driver had been hired by Ken to ferry him home claiming that his life was in danger.
“He borrowed my mobile phone and contacted his brother after he threw his phone in a nearby bush claiming that those who wanted to kill him would use his mobile phone to trace him, he received money using my phone withdrew it at Sabasaba area before he requested me to drop him at the Changamwe roundabout where he would take a bus to Nairobi,” read part of his statement.
NFT operations Manager, Austin Odongo said that Ngeno could have gone missing while at work in Mombasa.
“Am aware that one of our engineers, went missing while on duty in Mombasa, he had not made any formal complaint about death threats from his workmates, however, he had formally written to me through emails that he needed a salary increase,” he said.
“I learnt of his disappearance, through his brother, we are ready to work closely with police; they are yet to contact us about his whereabouts,” said Odongo.
It is said that the man was to be received in Nairobi by his girlfriend, Kuthia Nyoga Sife who has since disappeared into thin air.
The family is now calling on Kenyans who might have information about the whereabouts of their kin to report to the nearest police station.