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Mother’s desperate search of her two year old child who went missing with nanny

A city mum has recounted a nightmarish 24-hours in search of her 2-year-old daughter who went missing with the house help on Monday.

Valentine Smith left her house in Buruburu estate Monday morning heading to work and her conversations with her house help of six months, Angelina Andachi never hinted anything until she received at text message from the house help as 7pm.

“I was preparing to leave work when I got a message from her (Angelina) that she had gone to her brother’s place in Kayole and would be back in the house later,” Ms Valentine told Nairobi News.

Baby Zillah and her mother Ms Valentine Smith. The two year old has been reported missing. PHOTO | COURTESY
Baby Zillah and her mother Ms Valentine Smith. The two year old has been reported missing. PHOTO | COURTESY

The mother of one did not suspect anything until she got home when she discovered that the house help and her daughter, Zillah, were yet to return home.

“I tried calling to enquire how far they were but she (Angelina) wasn’t picking my calls and at some point her phone went off. So I went to record a statement at Buruburu police station,” said the mother.

SPOTTED IN MUMIAS

The distressed mother then sought the help of family and friends in her efforts to trace her daughter. The house help’s phone was eventually found to have been in use in Mumias before going off.

“I quickly went to a friend’s house whose house help we got through Angelina. We then asked her for details and contacts of their home and family. She gave us the contact of a boda boda rider whom we used to confirm if Angelina was in her home and the rider after checking said he had seen Angelina and a little girl in the compound,” narrated the mother.

Baby Zillah and her nanny, Angelina Andachi, who is suspected to have gone missing with the toddler. PHOTO | COURTESY
Baby Zillah and her nanny, Angelina Andachi, who is suspected to have gone missing with the toddler. PHOTO | COURTESY

The 2-year-old’s father then boarded a bus to Mumias while the police were notified of a missing baby spotted in the village.

The family is now hoping to get to see their daughter and possibly get an explanation as to why their house help of six months decided to put them through such agony.

Angelina had been referred to the family by a friend and had worked for six months before breaking for two weeks holiday in December which ended on January 4.