Gachagua Yet to Fulfill Promise- Mwenda Mbijiwe's Mother

  • Security expert Mwenda Mbijiwe speaking during a past press briefing.
    An undated photo of security expert Mwenda Mbijiwe
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  • Security Consultant Mwenda Mbijiwe's family appealed to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to honour his promise of tracking down their kin.

    In a press briefing on Saturday, October 1, Mbijiwe's brother Nicholas Bundi challenged Gachagua to honour his promise more than two weeks after he assumed office.

    The DP and his boss William Ruto had promised to deal with cases of forced disappearances as well as police brutality.

    Bundi reminded the DP that he had claimed their kin was held by powerful individuals and would prioritise his release immediately he assumed office.

    Mwenda Mbijiwe's mother Jane Gatwiri addressing the press on Saturday, July 3, 2021.
    Mwenda Mbijiwe's mother Jane Gatwiri addressing the press on Saturday, July 3, 2021.
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    "Our able DP said that Mwenda is being held by very powerful people of which they didn't have the capacity to reach them, now they are in power and we're going to reach to them to fulfill their promise.

    "He ought to remember his promise during the campaign tour that they would bring Mwenda back to us when he got into power. So, we're reminding Gachagua to honour his pledge," stated Bundi.

    Mbijiwe's mother, Jane Gatwiri, lamented that her son's disappearance had caused the family sleepless nights.

    She even developed hypertension disease from poor sleep patterns and constant worries about his whereabouts. The humming of a car engine startles her.

    "He has been missing for 15 months and 18 days now. 'The disappearance' of my son has really affected us as a family. We do not sleep, we are always thinking.

    "I have had sleepless nights to a point it has caused me hypertension," she explained.

    Mbijiwe went missing in June 2021 and a car he had hired for three weeks was discovered in a coffee plantation near Tatu City, Kiambu County.

    Mbijiwe is a popular TV analyst and consultant who specializes on security matters. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Eye on Security, a security consultancy agency.

    Before his disappearance, the TV analyst was on his way to Meru County, to visit a sick relative.

    Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road
    Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road
    Simon Kiragu
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