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Search continues for missing Gillette woman

GILLETTE — Just about every day at about 5 p.m., Kennedy Wainaina waits on a phone call.

Ever since his sister, Irene Wairimu Gakwa, went missing from Gillette in February or March, he has stayed in close contact with the Gillette police detectives working to solve his sister’s disappearance.

After Wainaina talks with detectives each night, he calls his mother and father in Kenya, who also have grown accustomed to waiting by the phone.

“They’re in rough shape, especially my mom,” he said. “My dad maybe hides it well but my mom, I can tell she’s definitely having a hard time. [Irene] used to ta...