Parents in distress as Grade 5 boy disappears on his way to school

Pupils in class. Some parents from Kisumu are still searching for their son who disappeared on his way to school. File photo

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The family of a Grade 5 pupil at Omobera Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) School is in distress after their son, Edgar Mogere, failed to report at school and his whereabouts remain unknown.

According to his father Vincent Mogere, after shopping for necessities, he escorted Edgar to the bus stage in Kisii town where he saw him off before returning home in Bosingi village, Bobasi Constituency.

A day later, he received a phone call from the school Headteacher that his boy had not reported to school.

“That is when I got worried and started looking for my son,” he said.

Edgar Mogere was last seen dressed in a white shirt, with the school’s badge, and a pair of blue trousers.

Vincent said that they were worried because this was the first time such a thing had happened.

“He is a keen boy and he has been returning to school unsupervised. I wonder how he failed to get to school,” he said.

The worried parent said that he had checked with all their relatives but their efforts bore no fruits.

The father said that he had recorded a statement with the area police and appealed to well-wishers to report any sighting of the boy to the nearest police station.

School Headteacher Samuel Angima confirmed the incident and said that he had joined the family to look for Edgar.

Angima remained optimistic that the boy will resurface and cautioned parents against sending their children to school unaccompanied in the wake of rampant kidnapping cases in the county.

By Enock Okong’o

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