The group of a trooper who disappeared after the assault on the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) in El Adde, Somalia, had trusted that he was still alive. All things considered, his telephone was still on and was being replied by individuals they accepted to be his captors. However, it might be un-confirmed that the KDF soldier is dead.
So for a month and one week after the assault, the trust of the family in Eldoret had been relied on the ringing telephone.
As of late, the family utilized an interpreter to correspond with a man who addressed the telephone however just talked in Somali. They figured out how to speak for 60 minutes.
In any case, last Friday, their trust was dashed after they got annihilating news from KDF that the courageous officer – Corporal Musa Choge – was dead.
“Our hopes had been high because of the ringing phone. We thought he had been captured by the enemy in Somalia and maybe one day, he would be set free,” said James Seurei, Corporal Choge’s younger brother.
He said KDF officers called last Friday advising them that DNA tests taken from the family had coordinated that of a body.
“After the El Adde attack, my aunt Hellen Limo, my sister-in-law (Choge’s wife) and I reported my brother missing at Moi Barracks, Eldoret. Limo was called last Friday and informed that Choge was dead,” Mr Seurei told The Standard on telephone yesterday.
He said his brother was in the 9th Kenya Rifles (KR).
“We are surprised that to date, his phone is still ringing. We called on Saturday and the recipient who is not well-conversant in English
just repeatedly stated that the line’s owner was dead,” said Seurei.
Rael Simotwo, Choge’s wife, said they have been oblivious for over a month as to his whereabouts.
Amid a late meeting at their home at Maili Nne, Uasin Gishu Region, nervousness was composed on the characteristics of relatives who were sticking on any expectation of the ringing telephone.