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Zimbabwean Toddler Kidnapped In Nkayi Spotted In Kenya

Zimbabwean Toddler Kidnapped In Nkayi Spotted In Kenya

7-year old Awakhiwe Ackim Ncube who was kidnapped five years ago while playing with other kids in Nkayi’s area of Hompani is still to be reunited with his parents after he was spotted in Kenya.

His parents are now on the verge of giving up hope of ever seeing their son again despite the fact that they know where he is.

According to the mother, Nobekezelo Maseko, Awakhiwe was kidnapped and drugged with two other children by the kidnappers who were headed to Kenya.

The suspected kidnappers, Margaret Juma Magero and David Ochieng Omentho, believed to be husband and wife, had two other children who are not Zimbabwean.

When they reached the Kenyan border, Awakhiwe is said to have started crying and demanding to be returned to his mother.

Border officials became suspicious and detained the kidnappers as Awakhiwe was speaking in Ndebele.

The officials thought the child was Zimbabwean or South African.

The alleged kidnappers were arraigned before senior principal magistrate, Diana Mochache in Shanzu Principal courts on 13 December 2016.

The magistrate ruled that Awakhiwe and the two children be placed under the custody of Happy Children’s home in Nairobi until their parents are found.

The other two kids have since been identified, extradited to their home countries and reunited with their families.

A month after he was last seen in his grandparents’ backyard, Awakhiwe, who was 2 years old when he was kidnapped, was found at Happy Children’s home in Kenya in Nairobi after his pictures circulated on social media. His mother Nobekezelo said:

One of the neighbours in Nkayi brought a picture which was sent by his son who is in South Africa.

They went with it to show the grandfather of the child who saw without a doubt that it was his grandson.

She said she reached out to the orphanage and a woman running it confirmed that her Awakhiwe was a resident at the home. Said Nobekezelo:

I sent her a picture and Awakhiwe identified me. The mother, who keeps them, asked us which name are we using when we call him, we said Kim, which is short for Ackim.

She then said called him by that name and he answered back.

Meanwhile, Nobekezelo said the paperwork to bring back her child is still being processed by the Embassy of Zimbabwe in Kenya.

More: B-Metro

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Gaffer 4 months ago

I understand that Jonso is working flat out in assisting the procession of Awakhiwe's doc

Maseko 4 months ago

AnaLazaro mapianda cei goredzva???? Happ y happy

😴 4 months ago

Happy New Year kani Maseko. Tapinda nenyasha hama iwe.


Elyse 4 months ago

Ngaagare hake kuKenya..kuNkayi hapana chinhu,macimbi chete...

Elyse 4 months ago

KuNkayi basa kuhura nekuhurayana chete..anosvika achibatwa chibhara kuNkayi..

Kkkkk 4 months ago

Suqalile wena, lapho ovela khona emlindini wakho kulani?

Kkkkk 4 months ago

Suqalile wena, lapho ovela khona emlindini wakho kulami?

Me 4 months ago

How can you say that, would you have said that if it was your child? Don't be evil.

Mwana wachihera 4 months ago

Hmmmm ngaakudzwe jesu mwana adzoka achirimudiki uyu vamwe vanozodzoka vaakuma 20..25 yrs kana kusawanikwa thank you jesus.

MuGrade 2 4 months ago


😴 4 months ago

Anogona kutozosvika kuno ava ne20years dzacho because of chinono on the part of our government (Zim Embassy in Kenya). Zvimwe zvinhu hazvitodi chinono kugadzirisa. Two others are already with their families in their countries.
Umwe munhu kuembassy akatogarira basa kutaura kuno and will only wake up after reading kuti issue yacho is now in the press again.

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