Nairobi News


Missing schoolboy is found asleep in construction site

A Standard Eight pupil who was reported missing from a school in Thika on Sunday afternoon was found a day later at a construction site.

Adrian Gaithuma was found asleep, looking dirty and was disoriented.

It is still unclear how he ended up at the construction site 24 hours after he went missing at his school.

His father, Muturi Irungu told Nairobi News that his son does not have a recollection of how he ended up there.

“I am glad to have found my son. We found him at a construction site looking dirty and disoriented. We are trying to establish exactly how he came to end up at the situation,” said Muturi Irungu.

The boy was reported missing on Sunday after the teacher on duty at the boarding school where he studies failed to locate him during the afternoon preps.

His classmates said they last saw him during lunch hour at around 1pm.

The school immediately contacted his father to report the matter.

“I received a phone call yesterday (Sunday) in the afternoon from the school, telling me that my son is nowhere to be found. This came as a shock to us because Adrian has always been a polite and obedient boy and the whole matter is confusing to us,” said Muturi Irungu.

Adrian Gaithuma has been at the school since class three and is currently the deputy student president.

The family reported the matter at Makongeni police station.