Eldoret Families agonize over the fate of their loved ones

Two families in Turbo Kamagut sub location in Uasin- Gishu county are yet to know the fate of their loved ones serving in Somalia days after an attack on the Kenyan soldiers in Somalia.

The relatives of two soldiers told the press in Eldoret that their bread winners were not answering calls since reports about the killings of KDF soldiers in Somalia broke out.

They expressed concern over the manner in which they were left in the dark concerning the fate of the soldiers.

The families of Mohamed Aluda and Charles Akidor who are KDF soldiers serving in Somalia in a peace keeping mission, have not communicated on their whereabouts.

The families continue to make calls to their loved ones but their efforts have been futile as no call is being answered.

According to the wife of Mohammed , Emmy Chepkwony, they have been communicating throughout since he left for the mission two weeks ago, but his phone has been off since the attack was reported.

The same story is shared by the mother to Charles Akidor, who said she came to visit his son a week ago to discuss family matters hoping to find him in his home only to find that he had gone for the peace keeping mission in Somalia.

She told the press that she was still waiting for the return of her son so that they can discuss family issues that had brought her.

According to the families, the government has not communicated to them about the whereabouts of their kin, and that they were living in fear of the unknown.

“It’s better to know the truth about their fate than to live in uncertainty,” said Emmy


They added that efforts to get any information concerning the two soldiers from Moi Barracks in Eldoret which is located a few meters from their homes have been futile.

By Immaculate Maima

Source: Kenya News Agency