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Nairobi man, 23, arrested over disappearance of teenage girl

By Japheth Ogila | October 19th 2020 at 13:58:18 GMT +0300

Blurred portrait of Marcos Menza Masumbuko, who has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of the teenager. [Courtesy]

Detectives have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the recent disappearance of a teenage girl from Nyakach, Kisumu County.

Marcos Menza Masumbuko was arrested by the officers based in Nairobi and was taken to Mathare Police Station.

Earlier on Monday, the detectives revealed that 13- year-old Jane (not her real name) was found at her aunt’s rural home in Nyakach after she went missing on October 11, 2020.

Police investigations are ongoing to establish the circumstances of the teenagers disappearance.

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“DCI CRIB detectives working in collaboration with Nairobi Region detectives are working to establish the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and how the same minor traveled to her aunt's home in Nyakach on October 17, 2020,” the DCI said.

Lured teenager

According to the detectives, investigations revealed that the suspect befriended the teenager, and lured her all the way from the custody of her aunt to Nairobi. He then released her after he saw the pictures of the girl being circulated that she had gone missing.

“Intelligence drawn from forensic analysis led detectives to a social media platform where the suspect befriended and lured the minor to his house, where the two are suspected to have cohabited for the period before Masumbuko facilitated the minor's escape to her aunt's place in Nyakach, Kisumu County,” DCI said in a Facebook post.

The police further revealed that the suspect went ahead and shaved his dreadlocks to disguise his appearance after the issue blew up.

The sleuths warned parents and guardians against letting their children access social media unguarded.

“The DCI cautions parents to be vigilant in monitoring what sites their children visit on the internet, especially during this Coronavirus period where kids are being issued with electronic gadgets to attend online classes,” the DCI warned.

Marcos Menza Masumbuko Kisumu County Winnie Shakira Adhiambo DCI
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