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VIDEO: Uhuru now takes to Facebook Livestreaming to talk to electorate, will be live this Sunday

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that he will engage Kenyans live on Facebook on Sunday morning.

In a post on his official Facebook page, the head of state invited Kenyans to ask him questions on the plans he has for Kenyan youth as far as employment is concerned.

“Join me live on my Facebook page at 9.30am tomorrow to ask me any question about my Action Plan for more jobs and lower prices. You can submit any question to me by using the hashtag #ChatWithUhuru on Twitter or comment on this Facebook post. I look forward to answering your questions!,” the post reads.

The Director of Digital Communications in the State House, Dennis Itumbi said the President will be Live from Garissa, where he will be campaigning for his re-election bid on Sunday.

“President Kenyatta will go Live on his FB page tomorrow. He will take and answer questions from Kenyans during the session. He will go live from Garissa.” Itumbi posted on Twitter.

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Taxi driver goes missing after call from client

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On October 30 at 5.30am, Peter Thanare left his home for Kitengela to meet a client who wanted to hire his vehicle to transport goats from Kajiado to Ruiru.The 34-year-old taxi operator in Ruiru was to proceed to Isinya later.

At around 12pm, his sister called his cellphone but the call was received by a man who said Mr Thanare had gone to buy petrol for the taxi.The family tried to reach the father of three on phone in vain before it was later switched off.

This is the last time that they saw or heard from Thanare. The man and his vehicle have been missing since.

Peter Njoroge, an uncle to the taxi operator said the family reported him missing at the Kitengela Police Station.The matter has also been taken over by the DCI Serious Crime Unit officers.

The family has visited police stations, hospitals and mortuaries in search of Thanare.Last week, they got information from the police that the body of a man had been retrieved from a river in Machakos County.

The description given by the police seemed to match that of Thanare but after visiting the mortuary, they realised that it was not their missing kin.

It has emerged that the cell phone the said client used to call Thanare did not have any call log history since it was purchased.This has made it difficult for the investigators to conduct any data analysis.

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The DCI investigators have also visited an M-pesa shop in Makutano, in Machakos where Thanare is said to have withdrawn some 8,000.The M-pesa attendant said the taxi operator was alone at the time.The withdrawal was done at around 5.30pm on the day the man went missing.

Every new day the family of Thanare sets out to search for him.Njoroge wonders why anyone would have wanted to hurt the man.“Before he went missing, there were no threats to his life,” he says.

The family has since made a public appeal for information on the missing man.The details have been posted on social media platforms including Facebook.

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Soldier held as lover, two children yet to be found

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A military officer has been arrested following the disappearance of his estranged lover and two children.

Maj Peter Mugure, who is based at Nanyuki’s Laikipia Airbase, was arrested yesterday evening after spending the entire day at Nanyuki Police Station and recording three statements.

“We will take him to court on Monday and seek more time to detain him for further interrogations and investigations,” said Laikipia East Criminal Investigations Officer Jacob Muriithi.

Muriithi’s estranged lover Joyce Syombua, 31, and their two children Shanice (10) and Prince Michael (5) disappeared three weeks ago when they went to visit him in Nanyuki.Almost a month since the visit, Syombua’s mother Maua Malombe and the family are painstakingly still searching for her and the children.

It all started on Friday, October 25 when the three started their journey from Nairobi’s Kayole Estate where they lived.The visit was at the request of Mugure, Syombua’s partner of 13 years.

Mrs Malombe says the relationship between the two had been on and off.

“Peter requested that he needed to spend time with the children after schools closed. He sent Joyce fare and they were excited when they left for Nanyuki,” says Mrs Malombe.

Several hours later, Syombua texted her that they had arrived safely. She was also in communication with her childhood friend and namesake, Syombua Kateng’u, who she texted at 11pm.

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At 8am the following day, Syombua texted her friend again.

“In the text message she told me that when she came from the bathroom, she did not find Peter and the children.

She also told me when she called him, he said he was taking them on a tour of the facility and would be back,” Ms Kateng’u says.

After a few hours, Syombua texted Kateng’u that Mugure was back, but without the children.

“When she asked him the whereabouts of the children, he said he had left them at a friend’s house because they needed privacy to iron out their differences,” narrates Kateng’u.

Journey to the unknown

At 7pm, Kateng’u called Syombua who told her the children were yet to return and that Mugure had stepped out.

She called her again after some time but her phone was off. That was the last time the family and friends heard from Syombua and her children.

Kateng’u says the same night, she called Mugure – whose number she had been given by Syombua.

He informed her that he had escorted Joyce and her children to board a matatu back to Nairobi that night.But the three did not arrive back to their house in Kayole, throwing the family into panic.

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Mrs Malombe reported a case of missing relatives at Soweto Police Station that Sunday.

The matter was booked and was advised to make a follow-up report at Nanyuki Police Station where the disappearance occurred.

It was at Nanyuki where Malombe met Mugure who had also arrived to record a statement.

Ms Joyce Maua, 31, and her two children Shanice (10) and Prince Michael (5) who went missing on October 26, 2019 after visiting a senior military officer based at Laikipia Air Base. [Philip Muasya, Standard]

In his statement to the police, the military officer indicated that at around 6.30pm on October 26, he escorted Syombua and the children to the bus stage.

He said he left the three at the stage waiting for a matatu and went back to his workplace, therefore he did not know which vehicle they boarded.

When the Saturday Standard reached out to Mugure, he directed us to the police.

“Contact the right channels and you will obtain the information you need,” Mugure said on the phone.

An officer at Nanyuki Police Station, a Mr Kiptoo, who has been investigating the matter, said it was a complicated case that needed a lot of time and travelling.

“I have handed over the file to the DCIO Laikipia East because I realised it needs a lot of travelling and effort,” the officer said.

Muriithi said, “We have established they were not in good terms as a couple.”Hope that the family would be traced through telephone signals dwindled after a cellphone believed to belong to Syombua was on Wednesday found inside a matatu registered with 4NTE Sacco in Nanyuki town. An official of the sacco denied that their vehicle ferried the three to Nairobi.

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“We do not ferry clients at night, the vehicle in which the phone was found was on a private duty that day.”

The family is now appealing to DCI boss George Kinoti to take up the matter and unravel the mysterious disappearance of the three.

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VIDEOS: Bodies of missing woman, two children found in shallow grave

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Three bodies believed to be those of missing wife and children of military officer were on Saturday found in a shallow grave in Thingithu Estate, in Nanyuki.

The three had been missing for three weeks. The bodies were found stuffed in three sacks.

This comes a day after Major Peter Mugure was arrested in connection with the disappearance of his estranged partner Joyce Syombua (31) and children; Shanice Maua (10) and Prince Michael (5).

On Saturday, the bodies were discovered at Makaburini in Thingithu area with the children stacked on top of their mother.

Thingithu is approximately 9-minutes away from the Laikipia Air Base.

 

As detectives dug up the shallow grave, Major Mugure remained silent, sitting still in a police vehicle a few meters from the scene.

Detectives had launched investigations after Syombua’s mother, Elizabeth Maua, went to Soweto Police Station in Nairobi and reported her family missing.

 

She alleged that the suspect had at one time tried to poison the children.

Major Mugure had previously been ordered by court to pay maintenance costs for his children after DNA tests proved he was their father.

“He (Mugure) was not on good terms with her (Syombua) for some time,” Nanyuki DCI boss Mureithi told Citizen Digital in an earlier interview.

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When the three went missing, a friend identified as Farizana also reported the matter at Nanyuki Police Station.

Curiously, Syombua’s phone was found a day later, inside a 4NTE matatu.

However, according to the matatu crew, the vehicle had just returned from a trip to Nyahururu and at no time during that weekend had it carried the three missing persons.

Detectives then said they would wait for call-log details from Syombua’s phone before announcing the next step of the investigation.

On Friday, Major Mugure was questioned for seven hours as detectives sought to know what happened to the family that resided in Kayole, Nairobi.

This was the third time that Mugure was being questioned.

The Kenya Defense Force (KDF) officer had earlier told police that he did not know whether the three did indeed board a vehicle to Nairobi.

He is said to have hosted Syombua and their two children at the Nanyuki Airbase until Saturday at around 7pm.

Mugure claimed to have then escorted the three to Nanyuki Bus Station; however, when he was interrogated for a second time, his story changed.

He now alleged that Syombua had called a friend in Nairobi and then left the Airbase with the children.

The suspect is currently being held at the Nanyuki Police Station.

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