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The High Court in Isiolo has mandated the Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome to appear in court either physically or virtually this afternoon. This directive also includes Attorney General Justin Muturi, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), and the National Intelligence Service (NIS). They have been ordered to produce Issa Osman Guyo, who was abducted on Saturday and has been missing since.

The order, obtained by media house follows a previous mandate requiring authorities to present Guyo’s body for a court proceeding scheduled at 4:00 pm yesterday. However, the authorities failed to comply, prompting the court to issue a new directive for their appearance today at 3:00 pm.

“Whereas your attendance is necessary to answer on the whereabouts of Issa Osman Guyo, the applicant herein, and explain why you have not obeyed court orders of 10th July 2024, which were served upon yourselves on the same day,” read the notice in part.

“You are hereby commanded to appear in this court either physically or virtually at 3 pm on the 11th day of July 2024 and not to depart from the court session without leave of the court or until the Court Proceedings are finished.”

Lawyers representing Guyo told the court that he was abducted by individuals believed to be police officers in Isiolo Town and was subsequently bundled into a black Prado. They emphasized that Guyo was sickly at the time and was nursing a pregnant wife.

“Given that the Applicant is unwell and on medication, the family is reasonably apprehensive that his continued detention may harm his fragile health. Besides, he has a 6-month pregnant wife who needs his utmost care and presence,” read the petition in part.

Abdi Osman Guyo, Issa’s brother, corroborated this claim, noting that Issa was sickly and required continuous access to medication for his survival.

In response to the petition filed on July 8, the court directed the police to present the missing youth and certified the case as urgent.

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