In Summary
  • Likoni OCPD Benjamin Rotich said police are still looking for the missing minor.
  • The minor's sister said her disappearance is puzzling, since she walked of the cells with the file containing her medical report.
  • Family has resorted to paying youths to find her whereabouts after police told them cases of people disappearing from their cells is not unusual.

Police in Mombasa are on the spot after a teenage girl disappeared from their cells in Likoni last month.

The 13-year-old girl went missing about three weeks ago after spending a night at the Likoni Police Station where she was booked alongside a 23-year-old man.

Trouble for the Mtongwe Primary School pupil started on the morning of January 23 when she packed her bag and headed to school as usual.

But hours later, when her sister went to buy vegetables at the Likoni Channel she bumped into her in the company of the young man.

“When I reached the [Likoni] Channel, I saw someone who resembled my sister and when I got closer I saw her with a man who was holding her on the shoulder,” said her sister.

Alarmed, the minor’s sister sought assistance from nearby security guards who arrested the man.


The guards directed her to report the incident to Likoni Ferry Police Station.

“After some hours, a Land Cruiser came for us and we went to Likoni Police Station where I left my sister and the man booked at the cells,” she said.

The next day, the sister went to the station to follow up on the minor’s case but was informed she had been taken to Likoni Health Centre for a medical check-up.

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