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I am a citizen of Kenya and have been married and living

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Hi. I am a citizen of Kenya and have been married and living with my wife in Kenya for 17 years. We have 2 kids: 10 yrs and infant 9 months old all staying with me in kenya. My elder child has been schooling in kenya all these years. My wife doesnt work and is a housewife. My wife and kids hold British passports and are dependants on me with valid dependants permit from kenya immigration. My wife recently took the kids and absconded to UK without my knowledge nor consent. Them travelling to UK was verified at kenya airport. I do not know their whereabouts. What actions can I take to find my wife and kids? How can I return my kids home. My wife and I are still legally married. Can the police from kenya return my kids home using rhe help of UK police or jnterpol...? Do kindly advise. Thanks.
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?
Customer: Nairobi. She absconded on friday 17th June 2016
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I talked to the police in kenya who said this is a case of parental abduction. I am currently in UK to see what can be done. I contacted my in laws who are in UK who say they don't know her whereabouts. I know they're lying.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: My attempts to contact her have been blocked as apparantely the police here have told me she doesn't want to be contacted nor does she want me to contact the kids.
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 months ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first.

Does your wife still have family in the UK?

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