Army man to be arraigned in court over the alleged murder of his family

The late Syombua who was found buried along side her children in a shallow grave in Laikipia

Military man Major Peter Mugure, is expected to be arraigned in court today, as the police will ask for more time to complete investigations into the murder of his family.

The murder probe, which is now under the Directorate of Criminal Investigations DCI, was started at the County Referral Hospital mortuary before proceeding to Makaburini in Thingithu ward, Nanyuki town.

The decomposing bodies, believed to be of Major Mugure’s estranged wife Joyce Syombua and children; Shanice Maua and Prince Michael were on Saturday discovered at Makaburini in Thingithu area.

The Makaburini Grave site where the bodies of Syombua and her children were found

The three bodies were found tied with ropes, stuffed in gunny bags and buried in the open field a few minutes away from the heavily guarded Laikipia Air Base.

The area, which is classified as an open grave where the government buried unclaimed bodies, has since been cordoned off by police officers investigating the heinous murder.

A casual labourer, who worked at the Officers mess in Laikipia base, is alleged to have had a hand in the disappearance and murder of Syombua and her children.

Residents who flocked the scene of the grave on Saturday, blamed insecurity in the Makaburini area that they attributed to the confidence of the murderers to bury the family in an open field.