Kenya forces have violently probed Somali law-maker Mohamud Siraji after mistaking his hired vehicle for a stolen one, Jubaland TV can confirm.
Siraji, brother to Somalia’s slain public works minister Abas was driving a hired RAV4 Toyota car to the Nairobi’s Somali dominated hub Eastleigh when Kenyan forces who are estimated to be over 25 blocked his driveway and pointed guns at him early monday night.
“There was no case of assault. Mohamud was instructed to lie and he followed orders. We lost USD 1000 to the officers, the money was in the car before the probe and nothing more than that happened.” Abdiaziz Siraji Mohamud’s young brother who was in the vehicle with him earlier has said.
“He was rescued by Kenyan CID officer who recognised him.” The young brother added.
Siraji who was elected early this year to replace his elder brother and Somalia’s youngest minister to become a member of the Somali federal parliament was in Nairobi for a family visit.
Investigations over the matter is underway at the Pangani police station in Nairobi where the MP and officials from Somali embassy in Nairobi are present.
Though we could not reach the MP for immediate comment, Sirji said he is safe in a Facebook post.
Mohamud and his late brother were both refugees at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
The incident involving the death of the federal MP’s brother spread an outrage among many Somali people who demanded justice over the killing of the minister.
Both the governments of Kenya and Somalia are yet to comment on the incident.