Family seeks help with kin in South Sudan

Steven’s mother Angeline gives an interview as his father Jotham Wekesa, and brother Bernard and other relatives listen. They are asking government to assist them find him. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Steven Wekesa was expected to fly back home on November 13, but his family says they have not heard from him after he was reportedly arrested.
  • The family claims that Steven’s colleagues told them that he was arrested by people claiming to be from “national security” and taken to a place called Blue House, a detention centre.
  • The family claims that Steven’s friend in Juba said he saw him in the cells.

A family in Kakamega County is in agony after their son was detained in unclear circumstances in Juba, South Sudan, a month ago. Steven Wekesa was expected to fly back home on November 13, but his family says they have not heard from him after he was reportedly arrested.

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