Woman seeks gov’t intervention after herdsman elopes with her daughter set to sit KCSE exam


A middle-aged woman from Oljorok, Nyandarua County has launched an appeal to the government to help her find her daughter, a Form Four student at  Oljororok Secondary School, who went missing after allegedly being lured by a herdsman namely Gilbert Koech.

Speaking to eDaily at her Oljorok home Tuesday, the woman namely Veronica Wangui – a mother of four – said her daughter, 17, fled with Koech, 32, to his rural home in Kuresoi South Sub County in Nakuru on October 1; immediately after the herdsman was paid his salary for the month of September.

Veronica, a house help married to a casual labourer namely David Njenga, said they had banked on their daughter (a first born child) to free them from shackles of poverty.

Veronica said efforts to trace the herdsman to his Kuresoi rural home have born no fruits as traveling expenses from Oljorok to Kuresoi are quite high.

“I plead with the County Government of Nyandarua to intervene so that my daughter can sit for her KCSE exam,” Veronica said.

KCSE exam is set to start on November 1 to 30.

Additional reporting by William Sawe.


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