CLOSE to 40 people went missing, and about 10 others were arbitrarily killed in Tanzania between March 2021 and early July 2024, according to a new random list by the  Former Mayor for Ubungo, Boniface Jacob.

Through his X page, Jacob received and published information about the following people from their relatives, friends, and acquaintances.

Government forces are hostile to individuals leaking such information, as police has recently been cracking down on whistle-blowers exposing the disappearances, abductions, and killings.

Boniface Jacob, the former Mayor for Ubungo. He is facing police charges for exposing the disappearances through his online platforms.

In this first list, Jacob analyses the information and classifies it as follows:

Regions with the highest number of kidnappings and disappearances:

Dar es Salaam 60%

Mara 20%

Kigoma 10%

Mwanza 5%

Other regions 5%

Rajat Mdoe a.k.a Choiya, December 26, 2021

Tawfiq Mohamed, December 26, 2021

Hemed Abbas, December 26, 2021

Edwin Kunambi, December 26, 2021

Seif Swala, December 26, 2021

Sebastian Mkabai, October 14, 2023

Shedrack Laiza, May 2024

David Gasper Lema, April 6, 2024

Juma Kansachangabo, April 15, 2024

Charles Aden Mwampyate, December 7, 2023

Paul Jerome Kisoka a.k.a Mapii, November 14, 2023

Johnham Anzamen Eliuforo Mkilema Shayo, May 4, 2024

Benson Erasto Arbogast Ishungisa, November 26, 2024

Yonzo Shimbi Dutu, March 2, 2024

Ridhiwani Hemed Msangi, July 2021

Kasian Mazambo, October 2021

Jackson Allan Mahenge, January 2021

Francis Albert Mponela, March 2024

Gideon Michael Mwihumbo, April 21, 2024

Hamza Saidi, December 12, 2023

William Herman, January 1, 2024

Lilenga Isaya Lilenga, May 11, 2024

Abdallah Mkuka, June 29, 2024

Bakati Issa Kambona, January 29, 2024

Humphrey Alphonce Dede a.k.a Dede Limbu Kubagwa, March 16, 2024

Oscar Robert Mgowole disappeared on May 20, 2024, and was found in police custody in Dodoma on May 30, 2024

Kombo Mbwana Twaha, May 15, 2024

Robert Mlaga Mushi disappeared on April 12, 2024, and was found dead on April 22, 2024

Octavian Temba disappeared on May 9, 2024, and was found murdered in a morgue on May 10, 2024

Deo Mugasa was kidnapped by a person identified by his family as Policeman Ramadhan Tarimo, with evidence from CCTV footage, October 14, 2013

Edger Edson Mwakabela (SATIVA) was kidnapped in the Kimara area at 6 PM on June 23, 2024, and was found in Katavi National Park on June 27, 2024

List of people killed in Tanzania

Young man Emmanuel Nyakorenga, resident of Kewaja village, Kemambo ward, Nyamongo, Tarime District, May 5, 2024

Our young man Robert Mlanga Mushi, popularly known as Babu G, was found murdered at the KILWA ROAD POLICE HOSPITAL on April 22, 2024

Young man Octavian Temba from Komela North, Marangu (in the forest), May 10, 2024

The late Bakari Ismail (21) from Majengo, Vingunguti, December 27, 2023

Shomari Kucheuka (22) from Majengo, Vingunguti, December 27, 2023

Amiry Athuman Hassan (25yrs) was living in Tandika. He was arrested by the police on September 17, 2022, in front of his parents and was found in the Muhimbili morgue on September 18, 2022

The late Nyaisuka Chacha Mohono (21yrs) was killed by wildlife officers on March 11, 2024, after being shot at 10 AM at his home in Jerumani Hamlet, Machochwe, Serengeti. Officers arrived at the home intending to seize cattle they claimed had entered the Serengeti National Park (SENAPA)

Mairo Togoro (56), a resident of Maji moto Village, Serengeti, was shot by the police after being detained for over 24 hours in October 2023.

Police authorities have so far refrained from commenting on the list but Home Affairs Minister Hamad Masauni said, “Tanzania is safe.”