Ruto Asked About 2 Missing Indians During Meeting With PM Narendra Modi

A Kenyan delegation led by President William Ruto on Tuesday was asked about missing Indian tycoon Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan and his colleague Zaid Sami Kidiwai during a meeting with Indian President Narendra Modi. 

Dammu Ravi, Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs, stated that President Ruto’s team updated India on the case. 

While remaining coy on what Ruto stated, Ravi remarked that Kenya was being cooperative on the matter. 

“The authorities on both sides have been in contact with each other and information is being shared between the two sides,” the Secretary stated. 

A photo of Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan who was abducted in Kenya on July 24, 2022.


Indian Express

”At this point, we should not speculate because the investigation is ongoing.”

Additionally, Ravi warned the Indian press against speculating on the matter as it is a sub-judice matter in the courts of Kenya. 

Showing faith in Kenya’s promise to investigate the matter, the government official urged Indian citizens to remain patient while waiting results of the investigation. 

The journalist disappeared in Westlands, Nairobi on July 23, 2022, two months before Kenya’s general election.

It was reported at the time that he had been working with a digital media team allied to President William Ruto.

In August, Ravi’s team was given a three-week ultimatum by a one-judge bench in India to give the whereabouts of the missing tycoon. 

Zulfiqar’s family in a petition filed in an Indian court accused the Kenyan police department of foul play in the disappearance of their kin. 

While Kenya’s security agencies have denied involvement in the disappearance of the two Indian nationals, 10 people have so far been arrested in connection to the case. 

A photo of India Supreme Court Judges.


Aneesha Mathur

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