The family of the missing GSU officer might conduct his burial rites in line with their traditions if efforts to establish his whereabouts do not bear fruits.
36-year old Joseph Otieno who was attached to the GSU headquarters in Ruaraka went missing on July 9, 2021.
A missing persons report was filed by his wife Caroline Odhiambo on July 11, 2021.
The family, however, is once again appealing to the government to help them in establishing the whereabouts of their kin.
His mother, Jane Otieno, has pleaded with president Uhuru Kenyatta them in finding their son whether he is alive or dead.
“I pray President Uhuru Kenyatta to help me get my son back, dead or alive,” she stated.
Joseph’s father, Antipa Otieno, said that the government was not doing enough in tracing their loved one.
“Please assist us through the government machinery to trace where our fifth born son is,” he appealed.
According to detectives, Otieno’s phone signals were last traced in a supermarket in Ruaraka along the outer ring road at around 11.13pm on the day he went missing.
“Efforts to trace him have been in vain since his phone was switched off and whereabouts unknown. His phone signal was last tracked to a supermarket in Ruaraka,” a report from the Occurrence Book (OB) read.
Days after his disappearance, a car that he allegedly hired was found abandoned in Mwiki, Kasarani.
Crime scene detectives immediately conducted forensic analysis on the car in search of clues that might be relevant to the case.
Otieno was in charge of the armoury within the Ruaraka camp.
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