Boy, girl missing in Kunene

22 Jan 2018 10:10am
WINDHOEK, 22 JAN (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Kunene Region has reported the disappearance of two minor children in the Epupa constituency.
Acting Crime Investigations Coordinator, Detective Chief Inspector, Paavo Iyambo, told Nampa on Sunday that the children, a four-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy, went missing on Saturday at an unknown time at Otjivaava village in the Okangwati area.
The children have been identified as Kamborimbori Mbendura and Belita Tjekupe.
It is alleged that the minors were left alone at home by their grandmother who took the goats to a water point.
The grandmother reportedly did not find them home when she returned at sunset.
Iyambo further told this agency that the footprints were traced from home going in the direction of a mountain close to the village.
“It unfortunately started raining and the search continued this morning at around 05h00,” said Iyambo, explaining that the incident was reported to the police at Okangwati at 21h30 on Saturday.
Last year a six-month-old baby was stolen from where she was sleeping with her mother at Epupa village in the same constituency and has not yet been found.
In another incident last year, a four-year-old girl at Ohamaremba village in the same constituency, also went missing for over a day after she had reportedly been looking after goats.