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Have you seen her? Police in US looking for missing Kenyan woman, Brenda Wanjiku

By Hilary Kimuyu September 1st, 2022 2 min read

Police in the US are asking for the public’s help in locating a Kenyan woman who went missing in April of this year.

23-year-old Brenda Wanjiku was reported missing by her family.

The family reported that she had left their residence in Camden, Delaware, and had not been seen or heard from since.

According to local publications, her vehicle, a 2006 light green Mercury Marquis was reportedly found in Washington, D.C., but Ms Wanjiku was not with it.

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Missing Brenda Wanjiku
Missing Brenda Wanjiku

She was last seen wearing a grey and white shirt with blue jeans, and police say she has a flower tattoo on the right side of her back.

Ms Wanjiku is among many Kenyans who have been reported as missing in the last few years.

In October 2020, a young Kenyan man Daniel Mwangi was reported to be missing in Lawrence Massachusetts, he was later found safe and sound.

Also in October 2020, a 15-year-old boy Ike Ngatia was reported missing in Riverside, California. He was later found safe and sound.

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In July 2020, Olga Ooro went missing from her home in downtown Washington D.C. The boyfriend Darnell Sterling, 55, of Southeast D.C. was later charged with the killing of Olga. She was never found and is assumed dead

In March this year 2022, 32 years old Irene Wairimu Gakwa was reported missing in Campbell County, Wyoming.

A suspect, Nathan Nightman, was charged with various felonies after reportedly using Ms Gakwa’s credit cards several times after she went missing.

Nathan pleaded not guilty to the four felonies relating to crimes against her. Irene Wairimu has never been found and the family fears for the worst.

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