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Popular anti-Ruto taxes protester Shad Khalif goes missing after abduction(Video)

Popular anti-Ruto taxes protester Shad Khalif goes missing after abduction(Video)

One outspoken critic of the proposed taxes has gone missing after being abducted from a shopping center in South B, Nairobi.

The abduction, which occurred Sunday evening, is part of a recent trend targeting those seen as opponents of the Finance Bill 2024.

Shad Khalif’s family and friends reported him missing following his abduction by unidentified individuals who had been following him.

Witnesses observed a black double-cab pickup and a white Toyota Prado trailing Shad Khalif, a well-known social media figure, before he was forcibly taken in South B, Nairobi, by men believed to be plainclothes detectives due to his active role in the protests.

Khalif has been an outspoken critic of the bill.

He has participated in interviews detailing his involvement and that of his friends in the movement.

He emphasized that there is no financial backer or leader behind the protests, asserting that the movement is grassroots.

Police have not responded to inquiries about the incident.

Khalif’s abduction occurred just hours after Dr. Austin Omondi, also involved in the protests, was abducted and later released.

Dr. Omondi was freed at the Parklands police station on Sunday evening following intense online protests.

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This incident followed the abduction and release of Attorney General Justine Muturi’s son, Leslie.

Leslie was believed to be targeted to disrupt the protests.

He was held at the Anti-Terror Police Unit offices for hours before being picked up by his father.

The reason behind these actions remains undisclosed.

Earlier, social media influencer Billy Simani, known as Crazy Nairobian, was released from police custody on Saturday evening after being arrested on Friday.

His release came after more than 50,000 Kenyans joined an X Space on Saturday, demanding his release.

Last week, nationwide protests against the Finance Bill 2024 gained international attention, with many supporting the effort to reject the Bill.

Protests are expected to continue this week, culminating on Thursday when Gen Z activists plan to block main roads leading to Nairobi and march to State House under the slogan #OccupyStateHouse.

Popular anti-Ruto taxes protester Shad Khalif goes missing after abduction(Video)

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