Nairobi News


Have anyone seen this missing cat?

The last time Dennis de Weerd saw his cat was on Monday (January 6, 2020) morning during breakfast when they both enjoyed a dish of their favourite meal.

Nyota, the cat, then went out for his usual rounds around the neighbourhood in Nairobi’s Lavington area, while Mr de Weerd went to work.


That evening Nyota did not return home, although Mr de Weerd did not think much out of it since in the past she has stayed out at least for one night before returning.

“Nyota has been my cat for the past two years and I have enjoyed a loving calm friendship with her. She usually skips one meal but we will always eat together at breakfast and dinner,” Mr de Weerd told Nairobi News.

“But after eating breakfast with her on Monday she did not return home that night, I was not concerned because sometimes she disappears for a day but always comes back the following day,” he added.

But when Tuesday came and went with still no sign of Nyota he knew something was not right.

“I asked my neighbours if they had seen her but no one had seen her,” he says.


That is when he decided to contact the Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (KSPCA) who helped him put out a notice.

Nyota is a two-year old female cat that has white and grey patches of fur on its body. She has a pink collar around its neck.

“It is now more than 24 hours and still she is not yet back, I hope she is okay. I have received phone calls of people alerting me of seeing a cat that looks like Nyota but unfortunately they are not her,” Mr de Weerd said on Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone who has seen Nyota can contact Dennis de Weerd on 0799716620.

The owner is offering a reward of Sh10,000 to anyone who will help him find the missing cat.