’13-year-old Monicah Atieno who went missing in August was being trailed,’ father says


'13-year-old Monicah Atieno who went missing in August was being trailed,' father says
Monicah Atieno's father says her daughter dissappeared shortly before the family left Nairobi for a visit to Migori. Photo: Citizen TV

A family in Kariobangi North is appealing to the government for help in finding their daughter who disappeared three months ago.

Monicah Atieno, a Class 7 pupil went missing shortly before the family left Nairobi for a visit to their up-country home in Migori.

Atieno’s father Joseph Koko told Citizen TV he left his daughter at the NACICO plaza on Moi Avenue at a friend’s office.

“There is my friend on the third floor, we always go there before we travel, I left her as I went about making plans for our journey,” Koko said.

The single-father says he however met his friend at the entrance of the building on his way back.

He was told that his daughter had followed him out.

Mr.Koko said the incident sounded suspicious as his daughter who has always been at the top of her class rarely ventured outside without her dad’s consent.

“I have raised my daughter since she was 2-years-old, she had never left my side, I would know this since I’m her dad,” he explained.

Atieno’s father now believes that his daughter was abducted by people who have been tailing her for the last one year.

He had previously received reports that some unknown people had called Atieno’s school inquiring if she was still studying.

The matter was reported at the Central Police station and is currently under probe.

Central Police Station OCPD Mark Wanjala says they are probing whether the disappearance was due to a family dispute.

Atieno’s father has now appealed to anyone who may have seen his daughter to volunteer information that may lead to a reunion with her family.

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