Missing Balaji Telefilms Ex-COO Zulfiqar Khan & Friend Murdered By Kenya’s Killer Police Unit

New Delhi: Former COO of Balaji Telefilms and a former executive of Star TV,  Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan and his friend Mohamed Zaid Sami Kidwai, who went missing in Kenya in July have been killed by the disbanded DCI unit, as per media reports that quote a close aide of Kenyan President William Ruto.

Zulfiqar Khan’s family members had in the past raised several requests and made many attempts to trace the missing executive who was part of the Kenya Kwanza digital campaign team. Earlier, Ekta Kapoor, the joint managing director of Balaji Telefilms, shared a post on Instagram about Khan and urged authorities to intervene. Some of his friends had even written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help.

Former media executive Khan, his friend and a local taxi driver, Nicodemus Mwania, reportedly went missing in Kenya 90 days ago.

A close aide of the Kenyan President posted on Facebook claiming that Khan and Kidwai had both contributed immensely to the success of President Ruto’s campaign.

“They visited Mombasa, Homa Bay, (Masai) Mara, nyama choma joints and loved our dance joints too. They invited me to India; I told them I would visit after (the) elections. Their eyes were primarily on enjoying Kenya as much as they could. When they sat down, they produced very appealing content,” Dennis Itumbi tweeted.

According to Itumbi, evidence suggests that the two were in a cab that was blocked by the disbanded DCI unit. Khan, Kidwai and their taxi driver were all dragged into another car and killed in what he called the ‘killer waiting bay’ – a container used to kill Kenyans at a police station in the past. “After three days, the trio were put in a vehicle and sent towards Aberdares, over 150 kilometers from the capital Nairobi,” Itumbi added.



President Ruto had ordered the disbandment of the Special Service Unit or SSU last Saturday after a probe into the disappearance of the two Indians was linked to the unit, according to media reports. The SSU works under Kenya’s DCI which is tasked primarily with intelligence gathering and evidence collection where crimes of a complex nature occur. They are however infamously termed Kenya’s ‘killer’ police unit.


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