3rd Kenyan Goes Missing in Germany in 3 Months

  • Concern has hit the nation after another Kenyan, Edward Odhiambo, went missing in Berlin, Germany.

    Odhiambo's family is fearing for the worst after their kin went missing 10 days ago in the German capital city.

    Reports indicate that he disappeared on Friday, July 12, when his phone was last reachable. Police in Berlin issued a statement showing that Odhiambo was last seen on Saturday, July 13, at the main train station in Berlin. They shared CCTV footage with his sister.

    The men in uniform suspected he might have been in danger after they were called in by a passerby who spotted Odhiambo bleeding at the train station.

    His sister told Mkenya Ujerumani, a local blog about Kenyans in Germany, that Odhiambo refused to get assistance from the police and they let him go.

    “None of his friends know where he was since that night, his roommate reported him missing because they all thought he was with me but nobody could find him on phone. It is unlike him to disappear without a word to anybody. This is not normal for him,” his grief-stricken sister narrated.

    His case has been referred to the Federal Criminal Police (KriPo) after he was seen entering a club with a man well known to the police.

    There is suspicion that Odhiambo could have been drugged by the man and could be in danger.

    “As of this evening (Sunday) the case is being handled by the KriPo and we’re hoping for good news. The case has been escalated because the last man seen with him has had previous run-ins with the police and is on their watch list,” she added.

    Police added that the club the two had gone to was known for selling drugs.

    This comes just 10 days after another by the name Benson Wachira was reported to have disappeared and is yet to be found.

    Ten days ago, another Kenyan family in Germany raised alert after their kin, Benson Wachira a student at the University of Duisburg-Essen, went missing for 12 days.

    Efforts to trace the latest Kenyan to have disappeared in the European nation, Wachira, have been fruitless.

    Three months ago, Rita Awuor, a Kenyan based in Germany, also disappeared and her dead body was found dumped in a forest.

    April 5, 2019, her body was discovered dumped at a forest. She had last been seen dropping off her children at a neighbour's house.