Produce Billian and Caroline, KOT demand

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Kenyans on Twitter are demanding that police produce community mobiliser Billian Okoth Ojiwa even as disappearance of activist Caroline Mwatha continues to thicken.

Police in Nairobi are investigating circumstances under which Ojiwa who is also an activist went missing without a trace on Sunday.

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Mr Ojiwa, who is in his early 30s, is best known for the Ficha Uchi Initiative, a programme he founded that gives school uniforms to needy children.

On the other hand, Caroline disappeared three weeks ago never to be traced.

Ojiwa’s wife Nerima Wako, the CEO of Siasa Place and a columnist with The EastAfrican, aid she was with him at her parent’s house on Sunday when he stepped out at around noon.

Mrs Ojiwa said he walked out without carrying most of his possessions.

Mr Ojiwa’s disappearance was a trending topic on Twitter on Tuesday morning, with concerned Kenyans sharing the news of his disappearance through #FindBillianOjiwa.

Ms Caroline Mwatha Othieng, who worked with the Dandora Community Justice Centre, took her 13-year-old daughter to Moi Forces Academy last Thursday and has not been seen since. Her phone went off.

The organisation’s coordinator Wilfred Olal told NTV on Monday that they did not know of any direct threats on Ms Mwatha’s person but that the group had been at crosshairs with police over extrajudicial killings.

“Carol was a key monitor on human rights violations, especially police killings and police brutality cases,” Mr Olal said.

On Monday evening, human rights groups held a vigil in Ms Mwatha’s honour as Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko offered a Sh300,000 reward for anyone with information on her whereabouts.

Mr Olal asked police to act with speed and find her. The case was reported at Buruburu Police Station.

“We have seen police employ all strategies to find other people and succeed. We hope they will do the same for Caroline,” Mr Olal said during the vigil at the centre.

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