By Allan Olingo
When Pollet Waithira Mungai left home, her parents did not know that it would be the beginning of their anguish.
It was early last month when the Form Four student at Kambui Girls High School, Kiambu, left their Banana home without informing anyone of her movements.
Over a month later, no one in the family knows where she is leaving her parents to agonise as they look for her.
“On the second day of May, my son told me that Pollet, 17, had left home and returned two days later on the May 4. She then packed her bag and we have never seen or heard from her ever since,” her father, John Mungai says.
This was just about the time they were to open school for their second term and Pollet had not talked to her brother or niece about any problems she had.
“She talked to her brother and niece about going to Ruaka. When they inquired why she was going, she did not give any reasons. Even after her siblings tried to get to know if there was any problem, she kept mum. Then she just left,” says the father.
On May 3, she had called her brother and enquired whether she was home and she even asked him to go downstairs.
“Her brother told her that he was not around. He told her to speak to her mother who was at home at that time. She did not,” Mungai reveals. “She said that it was her life and she was going to live it the way she wanted. She then left with her brother’s phone. We have tried calling and even sending messages to her with no results. Eventually her phone went off,” says Mungai.
Mungai reported her disappearance to Karuri Police Station on the May 6. It was booked on the occurrence book as number 23/6/5/2012.