They say blood is thicker than water.

This was clearly evident when the sister to Major Peter Mugure came out to defend him over the murder of his wife and kids.

The ex-KDF army officer is being detained after the lifeless bodies of his estranged wife Joyce Syombua, daughter Shanice and son Prince Michael were recovered.

Speaking during an interview with Citizen TV, she said

‘My brother has never smoked ,DOES NOT drink, He is just a straight guy.

My brother is an honest man. He cannot kill a fly.’

Major Peter Mugure and his mother Hannah Mugure

The bodies of Syombua, her 10-year-old daughter Shanice and son Prince Michael, 5, were found buried at Kilimo Indians’ cemetery in Thingithu area.

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Joyce Syombua’s remains being carried by the police

The bodies, which were exhumed by homicide police officers in collaboration with military police, were in three sacks and tied with ropes.

Detectives were led to the scene by a cleaner based at Laikipia Airbase and Syombua’s ex-lover Maj Peter Mugure, who is the prime suspect in the murder.

Syombua, 31, and her two children went missing on October 26 after their visit to Mugure, 34, at the airbase in Nanyuki.

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Police are suspecting that the bodies could have been buried on the night of October 26.

According to a post mortem carried on the bodies, Syombua was hit with a blunt object and the kids were strangled with a rope.

Johansen Oduor, the Chief Government Pathologist said,

“THE ADULT FEMALE HAD INJURIES ON THE HEAD, BLUNT TRAUMA AND BLEEDING IN THE BRAIN. THE KIDS HAD BEEN STRANGLED USING A ROPE.”

Joyce Syombua
Joyce Syombua,Shanice and Prince Michael

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