Lugari Families in agony following disappearance of their daughters

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15 year old Lavender Akose one of the missing girls
15 year old Lavender Akose one of the missing girls

Two families from Lugari Station village, in Lugari sub location, Lugari Sub County are living in agony following disappearance of their daughters under unclear circumstances.

The two girls Lavender Akose and Hawa Rashid aged 15 and 17 years respectively have been missing for the past one month.

According to Mary Awinja, her daughter Lavender, a standard eight pupil at Mbakalo ACK Boarding primary school left their home on 11/10/2021 without her knowledge and she has never been traced.

One of the missing girls
One of the missing girls

Awinja, who is a vegetable vendor at Lugari Station market, says she spent the morning part of the day with her daughter before she (daughter) left to go and prepare lunch but never returned.

Saum Makongolo, Hawa's mother
Saum Makongolo, Hawa’s mother

“When I came back in the evening I didn’t find her, I tried to inquire from neighbours but none of them knew of her whereabouts,” said Awinja.

Mary Awinja Lavender's mother
Mary Awinja Lavender’s mother

She said her daughter took shs. 4, 500  meant for her school fees and  she is believed to have left together with her long  time friend Hawa Rashid to an unknown destination.

According t Hawa’s mother Saum Makongolo she had gone to visit her ailing father when she was informed of the disappearance of her daughter.

“I travelled on Sunday 10th, October 2021 to visit my ailing father and left my daughter with her young sibling but on Tuesday I was shocked to receive information about her disappearance forcing me to come back on Wednesday,” said Saum.

The two parents say for the past one month they have been searching for their daughters in vain.