Girl dies af­ter tryst, kid­nap

She was found sick­ened on Oc­to­ber 31 near the Uk­wala Su­per­mar­ket in Kisumu

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Western - JOSEPH JAMENYA @Ja­menyaJ

A 16-year-old school­girl who went miss­ing for 48 days has died af­ter a con­vo­luted tale of a love tryst with a teacher fol­lowed by an ab­duc­tion by strangers.

Lil­ian Aliviza from Vuyiya, Vi­higa county, died in Mun­goma Hospi­tal on Novem­ber 6. She fell into a coma and suc­cumbed to pneu­mo­nia and malaria. She was found sick on Oc­to­ber 31 near the Uk­wala Su­per­mar­ket in Kisumu. She had dis­ap­peared on Septem­ber 13.

Her mother, Linet Ke­seri of Nairobi, nar­rates:

On Septem­ber 9 Lil­ian had been sent home for Sh1,000 fees. On Septem­ber 13, she re­ceived the money from her un­cle in Vi­higa and meet her teacher boyfriend whom she had met on Face­book. They went to a lodg­ing.

He teaches at Ke­goye Sec­ondary School. Lil­ian stud­ied at St Clares Maragoli Girls.

When she was ab­sent, the school called Ke­seri who re­ported her miss­ing on Septem­ber 30 at Mbale po­lice sta­tion. Po­lice traced the boda boda rider who took her to her boyfriend. He led po­lice to the teacher. The tu­tor said he left the girl in the lodg­ing but she was gone when he got back.

Ke­seri said her daugh­ter left the lodg­ing at 9pm and walked to­ward Kisumu. “Af­ter 30 min­utes, a car stopped, three peo­ple grabbed my daugh­ter, tied her up and sped off,” she said.

Ke­seri said her daugh­ter was drugged. She woke up on Septem­ber 14 in Nya­masaria, Kisumu.

She said her daugh­ter was aban­doned by the road, where a Good Sa­mar­i­tan found her and hosted her for 15 days. She and her mother re­united.

/JOSEPH JAMENYA

Linet Ke­seri (C) mother of the St Clares Maragoli Girls stu­dent who went miss­ing for 48 days

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