Kenya: NIS joins search for missing lawyer Simon Lilan

January 13, 2017

Steve Biko, who is the late former Nominated MP Mark Too's family lawyer, addresses journalists in Eldoret, Janaury 12, 2017. /MATHEWS NDANYI

The national intelligence service has joined the search for Eldoret lawyer Simon Lilan who made sensational claims after former Nominated MP Mark Too’s death.

Lilan, who claimed Too was assassinated for his vast wealth and political reasons and that his widow Mary would also be killed, went missing five days ago.

A senior official of the National Security Intelligence Service, told the Star that the lawyer’s mobile phone data had been collected.

The officials who did not want to be named said they were working with the CID to find him.

Read: Lilan goes missing, had complained about threats

This comes amid pressure by the Law Society of Kenya for and end to what it termed rising cases of missing lawyers.

The society came out strongly when human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri went missing on June 23, 2016.

Lawyers held countrywide demonstrations calling for an end to extrajudicial killings.


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