Newton Babior Found – The Raila Conspiracy author Newton Ochieng’ Ong’ele aka Babior, has been found. He was reported missing by the distributor of his book but has now resurfaced, five days later.
The author was found by police at a house in Parklands, Nairobi, where he is suspected to have been hiding since he supposedly went missing on the day of his KICC book launch.
Daslmas Ong’ele, Babior’s father had told The Nation that his son had called him at 6:30 am. Mr. Ong’ele narrated to reporters his son’s ordeal before he ended up at the police station.
“He told me that he had been abducted by unknown persons, beaten and dumped at an unknown destination,” said Mr. Ong’ele to the publication.
He added that a Good Samaritan picked him up and took him to Guru Nanak Hospital where he was treated and discharged on Thursday.
“When he called me today [7th July] morning, he said he was arrested by police immediately he arrived at his house in Babadogo from the hospital and taken to Pangani Police Station where he was detained shortly before being moved to Ruaraka Police Station.”
He pointed out that Babior, who called him using a different number from his usual contacts, said he would give him more details later.
“If at all he broke the law, I think he should be taken to court and charged instead of being taken round and round,” his father said.
Newton Babior Found
Nairobi County Police Commander Japhet Koome has denied any foul play and said the police were waiting for his relatives to take him.
“Since the family had complained that they did not know where he is, we searched for him and found him. He will be handed over to the family when they come,” said Commander Koome.