Woman found alive inside Kenyan park 9 months after she went missing

Woman found alive inside Kenyan park 9 months after she went missing

- Anesta Kageni went missing in November 2018 and the family have been searching for her

- The woman was found in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya, and was not of sound mind

- Police said she may have walked alone from Chuka to Tsavo

A woman and her daughter from Chuka in Tharaka Nithi county have been reunited nine months after the former went missing and later found inside a national park.

Forty eight year-old Anesta Kageni went missing on November 31, 2018 and her family members had been searching for her all along.

Woman missing for 9 months reunited with daughter after being found at Tsavo West
Caroline Kageni and her mother hugging each other at Voi Police Station. Photo: NTV
Source: UGC

After months of search, the family was informed that Kageni had been spotted in Tsavo West but they were not sure if she was the one, NTV reported.

They traveled to Voi Police Station but upon arrival, they were informed she had gone missing again.

On Wednesday, September 25, the family was called by the police and informed Kageni had been found.

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"I was informed yesterday she had been found, I would not wait until morning. I started another journey to this police station and I found she was here," said the daughter, Carokine Kageni.

Voi police boss Bernastian Sharry said the woman was found in Tsavo West National Park and that she would have walked by herself from Chuka to the park.

"We were informed by the public about her presence in the park, we sent our police to go get him and when she was brought here, she appeared to have a mental problem," said Sharry.

Woman missing for 9 months reunited with daughter after being found at Tsavo West
A family of elephants at a park in Kenya. Locals reported they spotted the woman loitering in Tsavo West National Park. Photo: Kenya Wildlife Service
Source: UGC

However, according to the family, she was in good health and of sound mind at the time she went missing.

It is still not clear how she got herself in the park given the area is synonymous with missing bodies being retrieved from the wildlife conservancy.

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