Taimur Kariuki Hussein, who went missing after arrest by Anti-Terror Police Unit near Lamu on June 11 this year, has resurfaced.
His mother, Zeinab Hussein, sister Fauziya Hussein and elder brother Wanyee Ahmed Kinuthia told Nation.Africa on Saturday that their kin, who is in good health, was relaxing at their home near Papa Remo Hotel in Watamu Town, Kilifi County.
He resurfaced on Saturday at around 9 am after five months in 'captivity'.
Ms Zeinab Hussein, 71, could not hide her joy about her son’s return.
"I am overwhelmed with joy. My son came this morning. He is in good health. He told us that his abductors took good care of him," Ms Hussein told Nation.Africa.
She added: "I give all the glory to Allah (God). He has finally answered my prayers today."
Ahmed Wanyee Kinuthia said Taimur had disappeared on June 28.
Taimur had just appeared before Kahawa Law Courts in Nairobi before he was released in the absence of his family.
Earlier, he had been arraigned at the Lamu Law Courts on June 14, just three days after his arrest. He was charged with terror-related offences and resisting arrest.
Though the charges were dropped on June 18, officers requested that Mr Taimur to be transferred to the Nairobi ATPU for further investigations, only for him to be presented at Kahawa Law Courts on June 28. The police claimed that he had been released.
High blood pressure
"The over five months of my brother's absence has been hell to our family. It had weighed heavily on our mother's health. She had begun suffering from high blood pressure, I am happy that my brother has finally returned home. I thank God for my brother's safe return," said Mr Kinuthia.
Ms Fauziya said her family had searched for their brother in police stations in the Coast region and Nairobi.
"We thank God for all this. We can't forget the media, particularly Nation Media Group for running a comprehensive article about my brother's disappearance. Our family is happy now," she said.
Born in Mombasa in 1982 and raised in Nairobi, Taimur went to Nairobi Primary School before joining Upper Hill Boys High School where he scored an A- in the 2000 KCSE exam.
He later pursued an Information Technology course at INtel College in Nairobi.
In 2004, he went to the US for a degree course in I Information Technology at Washington State University before he dropped out due to financial challenges.
In 2016, his student visa expired. He was later detained at a US immigration facility for three months before obtaining a work permit with the help of a lawyer.
He then worked at IBM, a job that enabled him to proceed with part-time studies. He returned to Kenya in 2018.