Irene Gakwa

She moved to the US with big dreams and met a boyfriend but then she vanished

Irene Gakwa’s most recent WhatsApp video call with her parents was full of gentle sarcasm. But there were hints that something was wrong beneath the banter. Her father teased her when her face appeared on the phone screen, saying she looked hungry and tired. He noticed her smile was more subdued. Her short, usually braided hair was rumpled. “Drink some hot milk and relax,” her father advised from his living room in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. That was the last time anyone i...[Read More]