Reports by Daily Nation on Wednesday, November 20, indicate that while Syombua died as a result of a head injury, her two children were strangled before being buried in a shallow grave
The KDF major who was arrested in connection with the incident was identified as Peter Mugure and is currently in police custody as investigations into the gruesome murder continue.
A court sitting on 18, November 2019 granted the police 21 days to conclude investigations into the murder that jarred the nation.
Chief Magistrate Lucy Mutai, in her ruling, indicated that she had enough reason to grant the police the three-week period given the complex nature of the case.
Mugure was detained at Nanyuki Police Station while his co-accused Collins Pamba will be held at Naromoru Police Station.
The KDF also weighed in on the case and dismissed Mugure from the army on Monday, November 18, for his connection with the gruesome murders.
The bodies of 31-year-old Joyce Syombua and her two children Shanice Maua, 10, and Prince Michael, 5 were discovered on Saturday, November 16, at Makaburini in Thingithu area, Nanyuki while piled on top each other in a shallow grave.
Mugure, who had parted ways with Syombua, is reported to have requested to see the children in preparation for a birthday party he planned to throw for Shanice on November 1.
After the visit had taken place, however, Syombua and her children were not heard from forcing Syombua's mother Elizabeth Maua and a friend identified as Farizana to launch formal complaints at the Soweto Police Station and Nanyuki Police Station respectively.
The matter is set to be mentioned on December 9, 2019.
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