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City granny desperate to find missing 9-year-old granddaughter

A grandmother has made an appeal to the public to help her find her nine year old granddaughter who went missing after an ODM rally in Nairobi two weeks ago.

Ms Mariah Mumbi says she last saw her granddaughter playing with other children near their house in Muslim slums located in Kawangware.

She says that according to her neighbours, her granddaughter, Diana Njeri, with other children, followed the ODM convey on 13 April after they were offered sweets. But while her friends returned, Diana did not.

Diana Njeri,9, who has been missing since April 13. PHOTO | COURTESY
Diana Njeri,9, who has been missing since April 13. PHOTO | COURTESY


The single mother of two, who earns a living by washing, says she has under her care two grandchildren and an orphan whom she took in after a relative passed away.

“I haven’t seen my daughter, the mother of the missing girl for almost a year. She only calls once in a while,” she told Nairobi News.


Ms Mumbi added that she doesn’t exactly know where her daughter. The last time they spoke, she says, her daughter told her she was in Banana, Kiambu County.

“Things changed when her husband died a few years back and she brought her two children to live with me,” she narrated.

“I do not have much but I have to take care of the four children with what I earn from washing clothes. Sometimes there is no work to do and I end up earning nothing,” she says.

The disappearance of the granddaughter was reported to the local chief as well as the Kabete and Muthangari Police Stations.

Ms Mumbi is now appealing to anyone who may have seen her granddaughter to report to the nearest police station or call her on telephone number 0724560472.