Concern over missing girls in Nairobi

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Two Kenyan MPs have expressed concern after three girls from the Somali community went missing.

Two of the girls have been reported missing since Tuesday and a photo of a wounded girl was shared on social media.

A video of another girl saying her abductors wanted up to $50,000 (£36,000) in ransom was also shared online, BBC Somali reported.

MP Yusuf Hassan, representing the Eastleigh district in the capital Nairobi, where the girls are from, termed the disappearances as “kidnappings” and urged the police boss to follow up the investigations.

1/3. Deeply concern at the spate of kidnappings, rising violence, & gender-based killings sweeping thru Kamukunji, which have sparked growing fear & panic in the community. I’ve written to the Inspector-General to take urgent & visible measures to protect civilians and— Yusuf Hassan (@MPyusufhassan) June 17, 2021

Local media report that police have footage of two of the girls leaving a shoe shop in the Eastleigh area.