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Kanu aspirant children go missing

By Silah Koskei and Michael Ollinga | Published Thu, May 18th 2017 at 00:00, Updated May 17th 2017 at 23:46 GMT +3

Police in Eldoret are investigating the disappearance of the three children of a Kanu aspirant for Kapsoya ward in Uasin Gishu County.

The aspirant, James Ratemo, said Clifford Nyambane, six, Dan Nyamweya, five, and Glen Ongagi, three, were on their way to Eldovil Seventh Day Adventist Church on Saturday when they disappeared.

Police are holding a relative for questioning.

The family has been putting up posters with the portraits of the missing children in an attempt to find them but to no avail.

Eldoret East OCPD Adamson Furaha said the parents of the missing children reported the matter to Kapsoya Police Post on Saturday.

Children seen

He said police had received reports that the children were seen in company of the man on Tuesday, prompting the officers to hold him for questioning.

“We are piecing together information from witnesses even though the man has denied seeing the missing children,” said Mr Furaha.

According to Mr Ratemo, the children had gone to church about 500 metres from their home.

“I was in my second wife’s house. As is the norm, my first wife prepared them and then let them go to church. People said this relative caught up with them on the way but he denied it,” he said.

Elsewhere, an official with a matatu sacco in Eldoret town has been reported missing since Tuesday.

Judy Nyambura, who is a finance manager at 20 Minibus Sacco in Eldoret, is reported to have left her Langas home earlier than usual, according to her mother, Magaret Mumbi.

She said she found four missed calls from Nyambura but her phone went unanswered when she tried to return them.

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