Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nicholas Mao who went missing on Monday, was found last night at his cousin’s home, asleep.
“Hallelujah! The hours of frantic search have paid off. We have found Nico! The time was 55 minutes past midnight. We found him asleep. His guitar leaning on the wall. His host (a cousin) said he wanted some time alone to reflect. I let him sleep,” said his dad, Democratic Party president Norbert Mao.
Kampala Metropolitan police has Wednesday night launched a hunt after receiving a report Mao’s 19 year old son had not returned home since Monday..
The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says Nicholas left his father’s home and has since not returned home.
Hallelujah! The hours of frantic search (some of which were blind alleys) have paid off. We have found Nico! I give the highest form of praise one can give the Living God. Nico is well. The time was 55 minutes past midnight. We found him asleep. His guitar leaning on the wall. His host (a cousin) said he wanted some time alone to reflect. I let him sleep. No fuss. There will be time to talk. I wrote him a letter which he will read when he wakes up. His cousin said he had written a note he wanted dropped at home to let us know that he was fine. But alas the heavy downpour frustrated his plans.
How I wish I could embrace all those whose outpourings of prayer, love and encouragement kept me from imagining and believing the worst. Your calls and messages kept our spirits high. Concerned people from all walks of life in Uganda and abroad offered support. I especially thank our friends for keeping us from the abyss of despair. Indeed friends are relatives you choose. We may not be related by blood but we are related by love. May God bless you all abundantly.