Hunt Launched for Father who Tricked Daughter Abandoning her at a Bus Station

by Helvine Achieng
May 13, 2021

Police officers in Kirinyaga County have launched a search for a man who abandoned his daughter at a bus station in Kutus town. Gichugu Sub-County police commander Anthony Mbogo said a good samaritan, Simon Munene, reported the matter at Kutus police station. Munene told the police that the girl in school uniform was stranded and approached him for help.

The Form One girl at St Catherine Nthagaiya Girls Secondary School in Embu said her father, Josphat Rutere, abandoned her on their way to school. Describing the incident, the young girl told the cops that when they arrived in Kutus town, her father sent her to buy airtime, but he sped off when she alighted from his car.

Police established that the girl lives in Kabati town, Kitui, with her father after losing her mother in a car accident a month ago.