The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) management is seeking public help in tracing one of their senior officials Mr. Francis Isaac Awuor Oyaro who has been missing for three weeks. 

In a statement issued on Sunday, September 26, KWS stated that Mr. Oyaro went missing after applying for leave from work to see his family. 

"Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) management is continuing to work with other relevant government agencies to help trace Mr. Francis Isaac Awuor Oyaro, a KWS Assistant Warden based in Marsabit National Park, who has been missing for the last three weeks.

"Mr Oyaro applied for leave and was granted to be away from duty and to resume on 6th September 2021. The officer travelled from the Marsabit Station on Saturday, 28th August 2021 using a KWS van, which was heading to Nairobi and alighted in Nanyuki town to connect to Nakuru about mid-day, to see his family.

"But three days later, Wednesday 1st September 2021, the officer’s sister called and informed the Marsabit National Park Deputy Senior Warden that the officer had not arrived home on Saturday, 28th August 2021 as expected," part of the statement reads. 

File image of Mr. Francis Isaac Awuor Oyaro 

The statement adds, "The Deputy Senior Warden then reported the officer’s disappearance to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Marsabit County.

"Kenya Wildlife Service is cooperating with the investigative agency to trace the officer and would like to urge the public to report any information that may assist the investigation to the nearest police station or KWS station. We can also be reached on the Toll-Free telephone number 0800 597 000."