The family of a Kenyan woman who went missing in London, the United Kingdom three weeks ago is appealing for information regarding her whereabouts.
24-year-old Maureen Gitau was last seen on the evening of December 5th leaving her home in Lewisham, South East London.
Her friends and family reported her missing on December 10th after trying to reach her for five days in vain, according to Metropolitan Police.
Maureen’s mother Jane said it is agonizing to spend the Christmas holiday without her and the family is desperate to have her return home.
“It is so hard not to have Maureen at home with us, especially at Christmas. Maureen is much-loved and is such an important part of our lives,” Jane said. “We are desperate to have her back home with us. If anyone knows where Maureen is, let us know. Maureen – please come home to us.”
In a statement, Sergeant Clare Espline from the Missing Person Team covering Lewisham said there is no evidence that Maureen has “come to any harm.”
“Since Maureen was reported missing a great deal of work has gone into trying to locate her including speaking to those who know Maureen, mobile phone work and checking any known addresses Maureen could have links to,” the detective said.
“Unfortunately, this work has yet to lead to us locating her. If you can help us find Maureen, then please get in contact immediately.”
Maureen was last seen wearing black jeans, a black top and black jacket. She described to have short black hair with brown highlights at the top.
She has links to the Lewisham, Charlton, Woolwich and Deptford areas.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts or seen her is asked to contact police on 999 quoting the reference 22MIS043761.