Warrant of arrest issued against Sudanese Intelligent Working in Kenya alleged to know the whereabouts of two former SPLM-IO officials

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Court has issued a warrant of arrest against a Sudanese Intelligent Working in Kenya who is alleged to be linked to the disappearance of two South Sudan activists who went missing last week.

While delivering the orders, Judge Luka Kimaru issued a warrant against John Top Lam so that he can appear in court and explain the disappearance of Samwel Dong and Agrey Idri because he has been mentioned a lot by the family of the two.

“Lam has been mentioned a lot by the family of the victim and it will be in order if he appears in court and assist in the investigation,” Said Kimaru.

Judge Kimaru issued orders on January 27, 2017 prohibiting deportation of the two activists to their home in South Sudan

He had also issued orders to Safaricom to produce the phone data of the two missing activists which was produced in court today.

He also directed County Criminal Investigations Officer Nicholas Kamwende to take over the case and investigate the alleged disappearance.

Kimaru had also directed that a senior security official working for the government of South Sudan here in Kenya to be investigated on whether he has any connection to the disappearance.

In an application filed in court, the two activists Samwel Dong and Agrey Idri were allegedly unlawfully detained on 23rd January by security officials and if the court did not intervene they will be deported to their war torn country

It is alleged that Dong left town on Monday at around 9.00 pm heading to his house in South C but his Family claims that he never got home0pokli

Idri’s family claims that when he went to exercise on Tuesday morning as was his routine but never went back home. The family is said to have reported their disappearance to the police on the same day to no response.

Dong was also a former deputy chairperson of the committee for constitutional affairs SPLM-IO and Idri was a chair for humanitarian affairs.

Dong was being held in Kenya and was facing deportation to his home country, where he has received death threats and could be arrested.