A former Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) student, whose name is Susan Njoki, has gone missing, her family says.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Ms Njoki’s elder brother, Suleiman Ngige, says the former Bachelor of Applied Communication student, who graduated in 2017, went missing on December 30.
Mr Ngige has revealed to EDAILY that Ms Njoki, 24, was last seen in Nairobi’s central business district at 11pm after reporting to work earlier in the day.
The ex-MMU student, a second born in a family of four siblings, worked as a products promotion agent, and on December 30, she had gone for a “gig” in Kitengela, Kajiado County.
“Her workmate, whom we have spoken to, told us that the last conversation she had with Njoki, was when Njoki inquired if she had found a matatu home,” Mr Ngige told EDAILY on phone.
According to Mr Ngige, Ms Njoki had spent her Christmas holiday with her family in Njoro, Nakuru County. The missing girl returned to Nairobi on December 27 ahead of the job she was to report to on December 30.
She stayed with her friend and cousin in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County.
“By the time of her return to Nairobi, none of her roommates was present, given they had traveled home for the end of year holidays,” said Mr Ngige.
“We are completely devastated. My parents are badly affected. Njoki has never gone for more than two days without calling us on phone. Even when she loses her phone, she always finds a way of reaching us. It is eleven days today since she was last seen, and we have not even heard a single word from her. That is very uncharacteristic of Njoki,” said Mr Ngige.
“We have resorted to convey information about her disappearance on social media, hoping that we would find her,” said the 24-year-old’s distraught brother.
Mr Ngige says no family member spoke to Ms Njoki on the day she disappeared.
The only other person that Ms Njoki spoke to on the night of December 30, besides her workmate was a friend, whom she greeted via text message.
“Her friend, whom she texted on December 30, told us that she inquired how she [friend] was doing; and by the time her buddy was responding, she had already gone offline,” said Mr Ngige.
“We have been trying to call or text her through her cell phone line to no avail. Our messages have never been delivered [since December 30].”
Mr Ngige reveals that his sister had expressed an interest in moving from Ongata Rongai to Ruiru, Kiambu County and their mother had agreed to send her some money on January 2 to facilitate her relocation.
The distressed brother says he only learnt about his sister’s relationship with an “Arab guy” two days ago.
“I have asked around [from her friends] if she was in a relationship, and I just learnt that she was seeing an Arab guy. I understand that the relationship was only one-and-a-half months old, when she disappeared. Her friends do not know the name of the guy, or where he exactly lives. They only know that he is a resident of Nairobi,” said Mr Ngige.
Ms Njoki’s family has filed reports about her disappearance at Njoro Police Station and Central Police Station in Nakuru.
For anyone who has information about Ms Njoki’s whereabouts, you can reach her family on 0707 695 351 or 0736 159 758.