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Nicholas Okore, the diver who has retrieved more than 30 bodies from River Yala, has not slept at his home in the last few days.

A man who has been recovering remains from the notorious River Yala claims his life is in jeopardy. Nicholas Okore has fled to safety, afraid for his life. He said that an officer told him the state wasn’t pleased with him and advised him to proceed with caution.He claimed he was detained and his phone confiscated when went to record his statement.

“The person who gave me information said I have to be careful with the many interviews I have been doing with media and human rights activists because his senior colleagues were not impressed,” Okore said.The diver, who is paid KSh 5,000 for each body he removes from the river, claims the homicide officer is hostile toward him and accuses him of burying remains at Ndanu Falls.
The cops didn’t believe him when he said his task had been made easier by the receding seas. Since then, the 41-year-old has stayed away from his house. Human rights organisation HAKI Africa said they would the police accountable if anything happens to Okore. “HAKI Africa learnt that Okero Okite was summoned by the police in Yala on the pretext of being offered a job by the state for his good work. However, on reaching the station, he was detained and threatened. His phone was also confiscated…
“HAKI Africa intervened and he was released. While he is safe for now let it be known that HAKI Africa will hold the DCI responsible should anything happen to Okero Okite. We demand that he immediately be given protection and that Kenyans speak out against this intimidation,” it said in a statement.
In contrast to National Police Service spokesman Bruno Shioso, who claimed just 19 remains had been collected in the preceding two years, he revealed that he had removed more than 30 dead from the river since August 2021. The 41-year-source old’s of income has been body retrieval, a skill he acquired from his father, and he says it’s a field that many people are afraid to enter.
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