Wife of Missing Ethiopian Tycoon: How I Narrowly Escaped Abduction

  • A footage of the incident of an Ethiopian businessman abducted in Nairobi on Friday, November 19.
    A footage of the incident of an Ethiopian businessman abducted in Nairobi on Friday, November 19.
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  • The wife of Ethiopian tycoon, Samson Teklemichael, has revealed intricate details of how she evaded abduction on that fateful day.

    Speaking to the Press, she noted that she was to go alongside Tekklemichael to have a business lunch with their American friends who were in the country.

    However, she remained behind at home and her husband opted to go alone- the last time that Megzebo saw Tekklemichael. 

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    Police Officers at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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    “I was to go with him but I remained behind so he went alone,” she stated. Mezgebo, who has lived in the country for more than 15 years with her husband, wondered the nonchalant manner in which the investigations have been conducted.

    She pointed out that the CCTV cameras as well as videos from various onlookers have circulated widely on social media but the abductors are yet to be identified.

    My tears have dried up, my kids do not have tears anymore, you can see the pain in their eyes,” an aggrieved Mezgebo lamented.

    Her three children, two girls and a boy, are yet to come to terms with the abduction of their father as the search for the businessman enters its 23rd day.

    “My children are traumatised. They do not go to school. Those who did it are not torturing me or my husband; they are torturing the children,” she noted.

    The wife expressed fears over the matter- intimating that she did not feel safe after the abduction incident.

    "I feel like I cannot speak what I want, I feel like they can come and take me. What will happen to my children?” she asked.

    The businessman was last spotted on Friday, November 19, after he was picked up by unidentified men and accosted to an awaiting vehicle.

    The abductors left Tekklemichael's car, a black Bentley, parked in the middle of a road in Kileleshwa before the Mezgebo was notified by a friend to pick the vehicle. 

    Kilimani police boss Andrew Muturi noted that the matter was being investigated by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives. 

    Undated Photo of Officers at DCI Headquarters Along Kiambu Road
    Photo of Officers at DCI Headquarters Along Kiambu Road
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