Two missing minors found in Malindi
15 April 2013, 15:11
Police officers at Watamu in Malindi district within Kilifi County are holding two minors from Takaye primary school who had gone missing from their home last week.
The class five and eight pupils are said to have gone missing since Friday last week before they were found in Gede area heading to Matsangoni on Sunday evening.
Parents of the two said they woke up on Saturday to find the duo missing and nobody had information of their whereabouts.
Saidi Khamisi, father to the duo, said they started searching for them from village to village as well as police stations and hospitals.
"We have been looking for them everywhere because we did not know where exactly they had gone although some of their friends told us that they might have gone to their friends," said the worried parent.
Addressing the media in Malindi, Saidi said the two were spotted by one of their relatives at Gede.
"When the relative told us that the two were there, we told him to get hold of them and call the police because the two were at large for several days,' said the father.
Siadi said they found the two being held at Gede chief's office before they called the police who arrested them.
"We agreed that they spent the night at Watamu police station so that they could be escorted to Malindi police station on Monday," he added.
The incident took place as Malindi and Magarini KNUT secretary general Fredrick Nguma urged parents to take care of their children during holidays.
Nguma said that many children in the tourist hub misuse the holiday season engaging in sex tourism which often leads to early marriage and pregnancies.
He said such behavior has affected the education standards in the area because many parents do not take care of their children.
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