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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Gatanga family agonises not knowing where daughter is

The family of a 16-year-old girl from Gatunyu village in Gatanga, Murang’a county is in agony after she left home two months ago and never returned.
Joan Wanja Kanyoro, a Form Three student at Chania Girls’ Secondary School in Thika is said to have left from their home in Gatunyu on January 5 and has not been seen by her parents since.
Joan’s parents recounted how she packed and prepared herself to go the re-opening of school the following day. The parents said their daughter had even listed things she wanted her mother to buy for her, before school opened.
Her father, Wilson Kanyoro Njuguna, a businessman and her mother, Mary Kanyoro, a green grocer say on returning home from work in the evening, they found their daughter had left a note that she had left and she would come back after some time. She did not, however, say whether she had gone back to school or elsewhere.
On learning that her daughter had not reported to school, the father reported the matter at Kirwara Police Station. The mother says her other children are suffering mental anguish and torture over their sister’s disappearance.
The mother who has two other children is appealing to anyone with information on the whereabouts of her daughter to report to the police or call her dad on 0711 76 99 19.
Njuguna said efforts to trace his daughter in Githurai, Thika and Kenol where she had allegedly been seen were fruitless. The mother said her daughter was disciplined and even was a member of the church youth group and did not show any sign of being uninterested  with school or involved in unsocial activity.