Kayole family
Syombua with her daughter and son

The entire nation is in shock following the brutal murder of 31-year-old mother Joyce Syombua with her two children.

Syombua and her daughter 10-year-old daughter Shanice Maua, and five-year-old son Prince Michael went missing three weeks ago after visiting her estranged husband Major Peter Mugure at his Nanyuki Barracks residence.

Joyce Syombua
Syombua and her kids

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According to Joyce Syombua’s friend Syombua Kateng’u, the mother of two texted her on October 26 a day after they arrived in Nanyuki that Peter had left with the kids but didn’t come back with them.

In the text message she told me that when she came from the bathroom, she did not find Peter and the children. She also told me when she called him, he said he was taking them on a tour of the facility and would be back,’ Kateng’u narrated.


When she asked him the whereabouts of the children, he said he had left them at a friend’s house because they needed privacy to iron out their differences.

Joyce Syombua
Conversation between Joyce Syombua and her friend

She never heard from Syombua. The young family from Kayole never returned to Nairobi leaving their family worried. They [Syombua’s relatives] decided to report their disappearances to the police.

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Mugure, who’s currently in custody was arrested on Friday and on Saturday at around 4 pm the bodies of the three were discovered in Makaburini, Thingithu area in Nanyuki.

Check out photos of Syombua and her children

Joyce Syombua

Joyce Syombua

Shanice Maua

Joyce Syombua
Joyce Syombua wuth her children

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Prince MichaelJoyce Syombua Shanice Maua Prince Michael Shanice Maua

Peter Mugure's children
Peter Mugure’s children

Shanice Maua Joyce SyombuaPrince Michae  Joyce Syombua

Kenyans have reacted to the death of Syombua and her two children and below are their reactions;

Annette Njuguna Am in tears because of the two innocent souls

Monie Monie So heartbreaking, please rather stay single than dying in the hands of someone you trust with your life.

Bint Ali So sad 😪😪😪may the innocent souls rest in peace

Samuel Mbogo So heartbreaking to the innocent souls

Charity Kiget Human life has no value nowadays, must be the end times, Lord have mercy 😢

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Betty Wairimu Why kill? Why not go thy way ???why??? What gets to someone to kill innocent babies who have no idea of whats going on !!! My God where has humanity gone too !!!!

Charity Kiget Human life has no value nowadays, must be the end times, Lord have mercy 😢

Caroline Shwashwa Husband from hell, it shall never be well with you

Soniah Mwangi So painful