The prime suspect in the murder of his slain Joyce Syombua Peter Mugure has been denied a bail with the main reason being that he might interfere with witnesses if released.

Mugure, a former KDF officer allegedly involved in the death of his estrange wife Syombua with their two children was arrested last year November after the bodies of the deceased were found in a shallow grave at Thingithu Estate in Nanyuki, Laikipia county.

Syombua and her two children PHOTO/COURTESY

While giving the ruling this morning, Justice Jairus Ngaah said that he is satisfied with the prosecution requesting for more time for his remand.
He is therefore to remain in custody until March 23 2020 when there will be next hearing.
Joyce 31, and her children Shanice Maua, 10, and Prince Michael, 5 were reported missing on October 27 after spending two days at Major Mwaura’s home in a barrack where Mugure worked.

During the interrogation of the case, a casual worker, Collins Pamba 21 years old working at the Laikipia Military Airbase was also charged for involvement in the murder and was released on bond after denying the offense.

Collins on left and Mugure on right at the Nanyuki court November 2019. The two were charged for being involved in the murder of Joyce Syombua and her two kids.

Major cause of death

Major Mugure had had issues with his partner Syombua on child maintenance issues and had been ordered to take care of take of the two angels after DNA test proved his paternity.
After interrogation by the DCI , it was confirmed that Mugure picked them at the main bus stage, a tip that concluded him being the main suspect of the murder.

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