Commissioner puts truck drivers carrying minors on notice

Human rights activist Isaac Sayioki with rescued Paul Leshan 13 in Gilgil on Wednesday. Leshan left home on September 22 and took a hike from a truck to Nakuru where he was picked by police.
Kajiado News Update

Kajiado News Update

We are bold in presenting our news as we move to all Maa counties across the country.

Kajiado county commissioner Harun Kamau has put on notice truck drivers who ferry minors from the Kenya/Tanzania border in Loitokitok to Nairobi.

Kamau on Friday said he has instructed all police officers manning roadblocks between Loitokitok and Emali to arrest any driver found ferrying unaccompanied children.

The county commissioner remarked after a 13-year-old grade 5 pupil from Kimana town in Kajiado was rescued by police in Nakuru on September 23.

He said that had the boy not alighted in Nakuru, he would be in Kampala languishing in police cells or he could have been sold out to human traffickers.

Paul Leshan is a pupil at Maramatisho primary school in Kimana town who joined his family on Thursday after their neighbour, Isaac Sayioki, picked him up from a children’s home in Gilgil.

His mother, Jane Sumpanoi, said her son was in the company of another boy when they asked for a lift from a truck driver to Nairobi.

“He has told me that he wanted to go and see Nairobi and that the driver agreed to give them a free lift. The truck driver, he says, did not stop until when they reached Nakuru the following morning,” said Sumpanoi. 

Leshan was picked up by the police on the morning of September 23 after he told them he had alighted from a Kampala-bound transit truck. The boy never took the registration number of the truck.

After he was picked up by Nakuru police in the streets, the minor was placed in their custody for three weeks.

Police in Nakuru took Leshan to Bridge of Hope Children’s Home in Gilgil on October 14 before posting his image on social media.

The home manager, Virginia Njoki, told the KNU on Friday the exhibited signs of stress, an indication that he might not be happy at home.

“Before they came to pick him up Wednesday, he promised to come back, adding that he was happy in the company of other children,” said Njoki.

Njoki said the boy is manageable and requires counselling. 

From left is the Bridge of Hope Childrens Home centre manager Virginia Njoki Paul Leshan 13 Isaac Sayioki and Gilgil police officer Ole Mombasoi.
From left is the Bridge of Hope Childrens Home centre manager Virginia Njoki Paul Leshan 13 Isaac Sayioki and Gilgil police officer Ole Mombasoi.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Do you need a website? Search no more. BraIT Consulting Limited is an industry-leading & most reliable full-service web design company in Kenya. They also do digital marketing, graphic design, Search Engine Marketing (SEO), Content Marketing among others.

They design cost-effective and aesthetic websites, logos, and digital designs that will blow your mind. Take a sample look of their work below!

You May Also Like

Health CECM Alex Kilowuas actions described unprofessional.

Kilowua’s medical officers’ transfers “null and void” – Assembly

Kulei told the assembly that the memo was a directive, and transfers needed to be done procedurally and professionally, taking into account the laid down human resource procedures.

Governor Joseh Lenku at Kajiado election petition court today Tuesday December 6.

I won the election fairly, Lenku tells the election petition court

The governor, however, admitted that Metito of UDA defeated him in Kajiado North and Kajiado South but that his competitor recovered the loss with a big margin in Kajiado Central, East and West constituencies.

The late Bishop Joshua Ntitika 50 was a lead member of Kaputiei House of Bishops.

Bishop Ntitika, 50, dies of heart complication

The late Bishop Ntitika is known for many peace initiatives and for uniting the people of Kajiado East regardless of the communities they come from.

Subscribe to Kajiado
News Update

Be the first to get updated.