A girl from Mufutu Village in Lugari Constituency, Kakamega County, has reported to a police station in Nairobi to ask for help tracing her way home after running to the city two years ago.
The girl, whose name has not been revealed, is said to have run away after finishing secondary school and gone to the capital city, where she’s been working as a househelp.
Nancy Olunga, a police officer who shared a viral post about the girl on WhatsApp, said the girl’s employer took her to the Villa Police Station in Imara Daima after she stole property, which the employer later found.
The girl, who seemed to have lost her way home, mentioned her father as Robert Barasa, mother Sarah Barasa and area chief David Musambai.
She couldn’t, however, provide a phone number of any of them.
The circulating WhatsApp message read: “The above girl is from Mufutu in Lugari. She got lost in Nairobi and ended up at Villa police Station in Embakasi. Whoever knows her people, pass the information to them.”
“She is a very small girl, barely 18 years old. She must have run away from home after finishing Form Four and has been in the city for quite some time, probably two years. She was once living with a man whom she stole from and was later chased away,” Ms. Olunga said.
The police officer said the girl was able to trace her parents yesterday evening after her post went viral on Lugari WhatsApp groups.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.