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Girl, 11, found wondering in Ogembo streets

An eleven-year-old girl has been found loitering in the streets of Ogembo, Gucha unable to identify her home.

Sylivia Nyanchera, was found at night in Ogembo market and temporarily hosted for the night by a good Samaritan who sympathized with the child before taking her to the Gucha children department the following day.

Speaking to KNA, Nyachera said that she was longing to visit her grandmother at Yala sub-county, a feeling she says made her sneak from her home in Huruma, Nairobi to travel to Yala.

While expressing herself, Nyanchera says she boarded a public service vehicle she believed was plying the Nairobi-Yala route, but later found herself in Kisii town. Out of the peculiarity that had been caused by the twist of events, she started wandering from town to town within Kisii until she found herself in Ogembo, a place she says she doesn’t know.

She further explained that she has been sleeping in a sack in the streets for the last three days for lack of shelter, a sack she has been forced to walk with as part of her shelter in the chilling cold nights of Kisii.

According to the young girl, she identifies her mother as Elizabeth Kerubo while her father as Patrick Oloo, both who she says reside in Nairobi.

Nyanchera is one among hundreds of cases reported about missing children in the country. She has been rescued and taken to Kisii children home as her parents are being sought.

By Misheba Alfred


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