By Maureen Odiwuor
|Jason Nyamwanda (left) and Jack Oduor, students of Nairobi University who disappeared [Photos:Maureen Odiwuor/Standard]|
It has been a year and a half of torment for Zadock Tado, and two months of anguish for Ochieng’ Owuocha, both parents of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor of Medicine students at the University of Nairobi who disappeared.
Jack Oduor Tado, 30, and Jason Nyamwanda, 22, were second year students at the university, with Oduor pursuing a parallel course in Veterinary Medicine at Kabete Campus while Nyamwanda was a Medical student at Chiromo Campus.
Their fathers narrated to The Standard On Saturday the events before they went missing.
Oduor, the third son of Dr Tado, also a veterinarian, had spent the entire December 2010 at his family home in Kisumu’s Mamboleo estate.
“While here, he was disciplined and looked calm. It never crossed our minds that he would go missing one month later,” says the doctor, visibly in a lot of pain.
Oduor’s recess ended two weeks after the New Year and supposedly returned to college.
The father says the last time they heard from him was January 17, last year, when his mother called him to let him know that a friend of his had lost a parent.
“He told his mother he was in class and that was the last time we heard from him,” says Tado.
He says the first time it dawned on him that his son may have vanished was when he tried to call him two weeks later and the call went unanswered.
Visited hospitals and morgues
“His phone was off for three consecutive days when I tried reaching him. This worried me so much, but I had no contact of any of his friends,” he recalls.