US Police Looking for Kenyan Missing in Minnesota

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    US-based Kenyan, Keegan Oyugi who was reported missing
  • Police in the American state of Minnesota are working hand-in-hand with the local community in their search for a Kenyan who has been missing since last Saturday, June 19. 

    The Minnesota United Missing Person Group and the Chaska Police Department issued a notice saying Keegan Oyugi, 26, was last seen in the Prior Lake-Savage area. 

    According to his friends, he sent a text message to his brother saying he was heading home in the wee hours of Saturday morning but he never made it.

    According to the African community newspaper, Mshale, on Saturday, a search was organized in Chaska, a midway point between Prior Lake and his place of residency in St Bonifacius, where family members say his mobile phone last pinged.

    Keegan Oyugi (right), playing basketball at a tournament

    He was driving a red 2012 Ford Mustang that had a white racing stripe on the rocker panel and a temporary Kansas license number plate C63-2096.

    Oyugi was clad in a red and white vertical stripe shirt with a navy blue horizontal stripe on the chest and dark jeans with red and blue shoes. He is 5-foot-9-inches tall, has black hair and brown eyes.

    The Minnesota Kenyans association, a consortium of Kenyan groups in the state, has reached out to the community and asked for volunteers to help in the search.

    According to Mshale, a local publication, volunteers are set to meet and receive direction from designated team search leaders, Lillian Otieno and Huldah Momanyi.

    Oyugi had previously graduated from Wichita Southeast High School and went on to play basketball at Neosho County Community College in Kansas.

    He moved to Minnesota in 2017 to enrol at Crown College where he was also playing on the basketball team. 

    Oyugi graduated in 2019. Oyugi's parents, Richard and Mirriam Onkunya reside in Wichita Kansas.

    Keegan Oyugi (right), played basketball at Crown College, Minnesota