This is a developing story and will be updated.
Kenyans in Minnesota have organized a search for Keegan Oyugi who has been missing since 4:30am Saturday, June 12. Oyugi had sent a text to his younger brother that he was headed home from the Prior Lake/Savage area to their home in St. Bonifacius. He never made it home.
Oyugi’s parents, Richard and Mirriam Onkunya, from Wichita, said during a Friday Zoom meeting organized by Minnesota Kenyans Association (MKA) to discuss the search on Saturday, that police have told them that their son’s cell phone was last pinged at 4:00pm on Saturday, twelve hours from when he texted his brother.
The location of the ping is near a Storage Mart.
MKA, which is the consortium of Kenyan associations in Minnesota, with consulting assistance from Minnesota United, a volunteer search and rescue organization, is reaching out to the community and asking for volunteers to help in the search on Saturday at 9:00am.
Minnesota United, which joined the Zoom call to give advice on how to proceed with the search, suggested a search radius of five miles from the Storage Mart. Volunteers will meet at the address below and receive direction from designated team search leaders, Lillian Otieno and Huldah Momanyi.
Keegan Oyugi Search
When: Saturday, June 19
Time: 9:00am CST
Location: 1900 Stoughton Ave., Chaska, MN 55318
Contacts: Lillian Otieno @ 651-276-9559 and Huldah Momanyi @ 612-703-5729
Oyugi graduated from Wichita Southeast High School and went on to play basketball at Neosho County Community College in Kansas. He then moved to Minnesota in 2017 to enroll at Crown College where he also played in the basketball team. He graduated from Crown in 2019.
He was driving a 2012 red Ford Mustang with a white strip on the rocket panel. The car has a Kansas temporary plate with number: C632096.
Anyone with information should call the Minnetrista Police Department at (952)446-1131 or call 911.