- PN a pupil in Kimana joined his family on Thursday after their neighbour picked him up from a children’s home in Gilgil.
- His mother, JM said her son was in the company of another boy when they asked for a lift from a truck driver to Nairobi.
Kajiado county commissioner Harun Kamau has put on notice truck drivers who ferry minors from the Kenya-Tanzania border in Loitokitok to Nairobi.
Kamau said he has instructed all police officers manning roadblocks between Loitokitok and Emali, to arrest any driver found ferrying unaccompanied children.
The county commissioner said a 13-year-old boy 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.
PN a pupil in Kimana joined his family on Thursday after their neighbour picked him up from a children’s home in Gilgil.
His mother, JM said her son was in the company of another boy when they asked for a lift from a truck driver to Nairobi.
“He said 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,” JM said.
PN was picked up by the police on 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.
He was then placed in their custody for three weeks.
Police in Nakuru took PN to a children's home on October 14 before posting his image on social media.
The home manager told the Star on Friday the boy 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,” the home manager said.
“The boy is manageable and requires counselling.”