Ugandan Member of Parliament (MP) David Wakikona, who was reported missing after taking a taxi in Nairobi’s CBD has been found.
Speaking to a local publication on Tuesday, October 11, Kilimani OCPD Andrew Muturi confirmed that Wakikona was found by officers attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Muturi went on to say that the MP had already returned to Uganda and that the DCI was looking into the situation further.
“There was a Missing Persons Report filed at the police station and the DCI took over the investigations. He was found and has already returned to Uganda,” the OCPD was quoted as saying.
According to the police report filed at the Kilimani police station on October 3, his colleague, Ugandan National Assembly clerk Emmanuel Opio reported him missing at Kilimani Police Station on October 3, 2022 after the MP had boarded a taxi from a residential area in the upmarket estate to ferry him to the Central Business District (CBD).
“Wakikona had checked in at Samura Court along Argwings Kodhek road together with his colleagues and his whereabouts remain unknown,” the report read in part.
A guard who was manning the gate stated that Wakikona had asked him to get him a cab to Tom Mboya Street as the destination.
The MP was in the company of other lawmakers of the Ugandan Parliament who had rented out the apartment in Kilimani during their trip to the country.
Wakigona, a former Minister for Trade and Industry in the Ugandan government, was re-elected to parliament in January 2021 to represent Bukigai County in Bududa District.
He was elected under President Yoweri Museveni’s National Resistance Movement (NRM) party and is a close ally of the head of state.
Wakikona initially represented Manjiya County and served as the State Minister for Northern Uganda in 2006. He is a trained pilot and served as the former Director of Soroti Flying School and General Manager of Uganda Air Cargo.