Nairobi, Sept 27 – The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said it is working with other government agencies in an effort to find a senior ranger who disappeared in August when travelling from his duty station in Marsabit National Park in the north of the country a month ago.

Francis Isaac Awuor Oyaro, an assistant warden at the park had applied for leave of absence and left his duty station on August 28 in a KWS van from which he alighted in Nanyuki town intending to continue his journey to Nakuru to visit his family. Oyaro’s sister called his duty station on September 1 to inform his colleagues that her brother did not arrive home on August 28 as expected.

“The Deputy Senior Warden then reported the officer’s disappearance to Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Marsabit County,” KWS said in a press release. “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.”