Major Peter Mugure arrested 20 days after partner, children went missing
Major Peter Mugure whose estranged partner and two children went missing 20 days ago has been arrested.
Nanyuki DCI boss Jacob Mureithi told Citizen Digital that the suspect was arrested on Friday.
Joyce Syombua and her two children Shanice Maua and Prince Michael disappeared on October 25 after visiting the army officer in Nanyuki.
“He (Mugure) was not on good terms with her (Syombua) for some time,” Nanyuki DCI boss Mureithi told Citizen Digital in an earlier interview.
Major Mugure had previously been ordered by a court of law to pay maintenance costs for his children after DNA tests were carried out to prove paternity.
After they went missing in October, the officer who is stationed at the Laikipia Airbase, was questioned by the DCI and confirmed that he had picked them up from the main bus stage.
He told detectives that they all spent the night at the Airbase.
It is alleged that they remained at the base until 3pm the next day before proceeding to Kirimara Springs Hotel where they had late lunch and possibly a family night out.
But what happened next is still a mystery.
The suspect had claimed that Syombua called a friend from Nairobi and then left the Airbase with the children.
However, when he was interrogated for a second time, his story changed.
The DCI then said they would wait for call-log details from Syombua’s phone before announcing the next step of the investigation.
Additional report from Waihiga Mwaura