- Allan Gathungu Kangethe's family has been trying to contact him for years now without success
- The family is now wondering what might have happened to him
- The last time they talked to him, he was living in Crescent Valley, Nevada
- His ailing father is now requesting for help to find him so he can see his boy before his passing
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A Kenyan family is looking for their son Allan Gathungu Kangethe who lives in the United States of America (USA).
Briefly.co.za learnt that according to the family, the man had not contacted them for over a long period and neither could they reach him.
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A missing person's post shared by the family showed the parents, who live in Ruai area, Nairobi county, claim they suspect he changed his phone number.
They said when they last communicated with their son, he was living in Crescent Valley, Nevada, several years ago.
Kangethe’s last known telephone number is reported to have been ending with 1138. However, it seems he had changed the phone number because the family could not reach him on that number.
Kangethe's ailing father desperately wants to speak to him and is requesting help to locate his son. The man is reported to have been brought up in their family home in Buru Buru, Nairobi before the parents moved to Ruai.
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Anybody with information of Kangethe's whereabouts is requested to contact the parents in Kenya through his mother, Kangethe 072 306 3611. One can also contact his sister Christine Kariuki 072 021 9733.
A previous report indicated at least 182 Kenyans were arrested in the US while applying for legal residential status to become eligible for work permits and avoid being deported.
They were applying for legal status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme. The programme allows immigrants taken to America as children to receive a renewable two-year differed deportation.
A report by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) showed over 118,371 foreigners were arrested out of which 464 were of unknown descent.
In Africa, Kenya was number two with Nigeria leading the list with 209 people having been arrested. Ghana had 65, Liberia 55 and Egypt 53 immigrants who were arrested.
Out of 78 countries listed across the world, Mexico had the highest number of foreigners (91,272) who were arrested. Mali, New Zealand and Taiwan had the least number at 21.
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