Zulfiqar Khan, the Indian national and former senior executive at Star and Balaji, is missing in Kenya since July 21, 2022. His family revealed that there has been complete silence since then.
“No Facebook or Instagram updates, no phone calls. He had spoken to some of his friends just days earlier and talked about wildlife at length and advised them to visit this 'lovely' place. And then Zulfi just disappeared. Without a trace. No contact with family or friends” said his family in a statement.
Apart from Zulfiqar Khan, another Indian - Mohammad Zaid Sami Kidwai and a local taxi driver, Nicodemus Mwanza, also went missing in Kenya.
Finally, after approaching all the officials, Khan’s family have now appealed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene.
“We don’t know if there is a serious search operation on to find him. We don’t know if the Indian government has demanded an explanation from the Kenyan government about their missing citizen. We don’t even know if our own high commission in Kenya is helping in any way,” the family was quoted as saying by India Today.
The family requested PM Modi and the concerned Government of Kenya to start a search operation to get Zulfi back home safe.
The statement added, “With this note, we want to make people aware of who Zulfi really is, question his disappearance, and plead with our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to intervene and ask the concerned Government of Kenya to start a search operation to get Zulfi back home safe!”
For the unversed, Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan last worked as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Balaji Telefilms. Before that he was reported to be the Managing Director of the OTT platform, HOOQ, and the Business Head and Chief Revenue Officer of Eros Now.
As per his family, Khan is an avid traveller and he took a trip to Kenya to experience the new country. His family affirmed that they enjoyed his Instagram posts from Masai Mara and he confirmed his return on July 24 in a telephone conversation. But, he decided to extend his trip and planned his return towards the end of the year to witness the Great Migration across the Mara River.
However, the Kenyan news reports suggest that the disappearance of the two Indian nationals in Kenya may be a case of abduction for their support to re-elected President William Ruto. At the time that the duo went missing, he was in the opposition.
Meanwhile, reports also suggest that the two Indians were in the country to join President William Ruto's election campaign Information and Communications Technology (ICT) team.
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