Team Visited Nairobi, Following Developments Very Closely: MEA On Indians Missing In Kenya

New Delhi: An Indian investigation team visited Nairobi earlier this month and offered all possible help in the case of two India nationals who have gone missing in Kenya, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

As per reports, former Balaji Telefilms COO Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan and another Indian national Mohamed Zaid Sami Kidwai went missing since mid-July after leaving a popular club in Westlands.

“We are following developments related to the case very closely and are also in touch with the affected Indian families. Our high commission is in touch with them,” the official spokesperson of MEA, Arindam Bagchi said during a weekly presser.

Bagchi also said that India has offered all possible help, including assistance in DNA and forensic analysis that the Kenyan side may require while probe.

Bagchi said, “The Indian team offered to the Kenyan side all help in this case including assistance in DNA analysis and forensic analysis that the Kenyan side may require to help them carry out their investigations.”

It is to be noted that an Indian investigation team visited Nairobi from November 1-3, where they met the department of public prosecution and the department of the criminal investigation.

Earlier in October, the External Affairs Ministry said that the High Commissioner of Kenya in New Delhi is also in touch with the family of the missing Indian nationals.

According to Kenyan media reports, both the Indian nationals were in the country to join President William Ruto’s election campaign Information and Communications Technology (ICT) team.

Meanwhile, Khan’s family urged the police to conclude the investigations in a bid to locate their missing kin. The family hired lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi who obtained orders for the trio to be produced in court. However, on August 4, the case was mentioned and the three were yet to be traced, as per a Kenya media publication.

The family has since urged acting Inspector General of Police Noor Gabow to handle the matter and expedite the probe.