Mother of four missing for five months

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Jacinta Nyambura (left) and her grandchildren at Rangau village in the outskirts of Maralal town, her daughter Catherine Muiruri went missing five months ago. Photo by Robert Githu/KNA.

A family in Maralal town Samburu County is struggling to come to terms with disappearance of their loved one five months ago.

Catherine  Wanjiku Muiruri aged 28 years disappeared last July at 9am as she left home for a private clinic in Maralal town as her mother, Jecinta Nyambura remembers.

“She had not quarreled with anyone even though she was sick. She left for hospital at about 9am on that day but never returned home,” remembered Nyambura.

Her efforts to trace the missing daughter since then have not yielded fruits and she struggles to feed her four children using a little income she earns after working in a hotel at Maralal town.

Nyambura reported the disappearance of her daughter at Maralal police station where she was asked to go home after the officers assured her that they were committed to trace her.

“I went back to police this November after they failed to update on how far they had gone in tracing her, I met OCS but he told me that my daughter could be married asking me to give her six months until January after asking her age and is she was studying in any institution,” she explained.

However, neighbours are asking Kenyans and government to offer their assistance in helping the elderly woman trace her daughter who is a mother of four and was the family’s bread winner.

“Whoever that is listening can use my mobile phone number 0729297083 to send any assistance or report to any police station if at all you will see her pictures that we sent to media stations,” said Pastor John Mbae who is a neighbour to the family.

By  Robert  Githu

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