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Couple searches for daughter stolen by house help

A Nairobi couple is hunting for a house help who went missing from their Zimmerman home with their two-year-old daughter on Monday.

Mr Njagi and his wife Josephine left their daughter, Annabel Wanjiku, in the house on Monday at around 10:30 am with her care giver who had started working for the family only six days ago.

Two-year old Annabel Wanjiku. PHOTO | COURTESY
Two-year old Annabel Wanjiku. PHOTO | COURTESY

The house help, Joyce Nekesa Wafula, was hired by the family the previous week on Thursday through an estate bureau called Betty Bureau.

The couple had made sure they obtained copies of her identification documents.

They say she had attended to all household chores properly and had taken care of the children to their satisfaction.


“I had no problem with her work whatsoever and so when I was leaving for work on Monday, I was confident she would take care of the house,” Josephine told Nairobi News.

On Monday however, after the couple had left for work, Nekesa is said to have been last seen at the elder children’s school where she had gone to deliver their lunch boxes.

When Mr Njagi came back to the house after work, he found both his toddler daughter and house help missing.

Two-year old Annabel Wanjiku.
Two-year old Annabel Wanjiku.

He immediately called his wife to inquire if she had sent them somewhere.

“I rushed home only to find her bag and copies of her documents that I had obtained from Betty Bureau in Zimmerman on Thursday when I hired her missing,” said Josephine.

The couple has since reported the matter to police and investigations commenced.

They are appealing to anyone with information on the child to report to the nearest police station.