Alarm has gripped human rights activists and community mobilizers in Nairobi after a Mathare-based crusader has also gone missing.
Billian Okoth Ojiwa is community mobilizer and a young politician and the founder of Ficha Uchi Campaign which donates school uniforms. He is also the current Kanu Youth Congress Chairman.
Okoth Ojiwa has gone missing days after Carolyne Mwatha, rights activist and campaigner against extra-judicial killings also disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
According to his wife Nerima Wako, Billian has been missing since Monday evening and is out of reach on phone.
PUBLIC NOTICE: We appeal to members of the public to help trace Billian Okoth Ojiwa ( KYC Chairman). According to his wife @NerimaW, Billian has been missing since last evening and is out of reach on phone. Anyone with info to get in touch with Nerima or us. #FindBillianOjiwa pic.twitter.com/S57a3uh1TE
— The KANU Party (@KANUParty_ke) February 11, 2019
An alumni of the Mandela Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), he started his career as a musician after completing his high school studies.
In 2012/2013, he won the Young Kenyan Service, an award presented by Rotary Club for the most influential young leader.
Billian was also the youngest mentor at YAL and represented Mathare slums in Senegal as a peace ambassadors.
Billian is the founder and Director of Billian Music Family (BMF), an organization which nurtures talent of young children from the slums.
In 2015, he founded the Mathare Awards which is a platform that recognizes residents of Mathare slums who work extra hard to make Mathare a better place to live in.
Ficha Uchi Campaign aims to restore dignity and enhance self-esteem of primary school going pupils by providing them with decent school uniforms to replace their tattered ones.
Kenyans have taken to social media to mount a search for him under the hashtag #FindBillianOjiwa.
Billian’s disappearance comes as pressure continued to mount on the police to find Mwatha, who was a leading figure in the fight against enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings.
Mwatha’s work includes the meticulous documenting of a case in which police killed six men at the Dandora dumpsite in Phase II in a brazen shooting in August last year.
She was also handling a case in which an Administration Police officer assaulted a driver and his conductor.
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