Twins, 15, who went missing found in Thika, reunited with family

Ryan Mwenda and Leon Macharia. [Muriithi Mugo, Standard] 

Teenage twins who went missing in unclear circumstances on July 12 have been found.

The boys, Leon Macharia and Ryan Mwenda, 15, went missing from their home in Rupingazi, Embu West Sub-County last Tuesday, as their mother was preparing to take them to school.

They were found in Thika on Friday.

Macharia is Form Two student at Moi High School, Mbiruri while Mwenda is also a Form Two student at Kangaru High School.

Both schools are in Embu County.

According to the police, the 15-year-old twins called their parents from Juja town in Kiambu County asking to be picked.

The Embu West sub-county Police Commander Julius Kyumbure the missing juveniles were taken to a counsellor. 

The mother of the boys, Naisera Muthoni indicated that the Form Two boys could have been upset on why they had been separated when joining Form One.

She said the family was in the process of getting a school where they could study together.