court temporarily stops deportation of two former SPLM-IO officials

sudanese deportation

A Nairobi court has today issued orders prohibiting deportation of two South Sudan Nationals who went missing on Monday 23rd until the hearing and determination of the application

High Court judge Luka Kimaru has also directed that officer Nicholas  Kamwende takes over the investigation of the missing persons, activists Samwel Dong and Agrey Idri. Kimaru who were the former deputy chairperson of the SPLM-IO committee for constitutional affairs and chairperson of the SPLM-IO committee for humanitarian affairs respectively.

 Justice kimaru also directed that the officer appears in court on Tuesday 31st of January to explain the position of the missing persons.

The judge also ordered Safaricom and other mobile service providers in the country to release data from the phones of the applicants

He also ordered that a Senior Security official here in Kenya to be investigated whether he has anything to do with the disappearance of the two

In an application filed in court, the two Sudanese were allegedly unlawfully detained on 23rd January by security officials and if the court does 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 home while Idri went to exercise in the morning but never went back home

The family is said to have reported their disappearance to the police on the same day to no response