A team of detectives is in Nanyuki to unravel the mysterious disappearance of two vehicles belonging to the British Army Training Unit (Batuk).
The discovery of the missing vehicles was made on Thursday last week during an impromptu audit of the vehicles within the well-protected facility.
The matter was reported at the Nanyuki Police Station. The detectives are investigating when the vehicles could have gone missing.
On Saturday morning, plainclothes officers were all over the garages in Nanyuki town, targeting those specialized in panel beating in the search of the missing military vehicles.
An official aware of the investigations said they are yet to get details when each of the vehicles went missing.
“We are working hard to get the information behind the syndicate behind the disappearance of the vehicles,” said one of the policemen.
Batuk Spokesperson Daniel Johnson said Kenya Police are investigating the matter.
“The theft of two vehicles from the Batuk is under investigation,” said the spokesperson but declined to divulge more information.
A senior security official in Laikipia County said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives were on the ground gathering information.
“We are working with the Batuk team to help unravel the mystery,” said the security official who sought anonymity.
On Saturday morning, the detectives arrested scores of mechanics found wearing overalls suspected to originate from the Batuk camp.
Other mechanics were warned of the impending arrest if caught wearing the overall suspected to belong to the Batuk.
Kirinyaga Man Kills wife, Four Children
A 35-year-old man who murdered his wife and four children turned himself to the Kirinyaga Police station.
Rukenya assistant chief Kenneth Murimi confirmed that the bodies were still at the scene when police visited.
The 35-year-old man identified as Paul Njuki, is still in police custody, assisting investigations.
The slain victims have been identified as wife Millicent Muthoni, 38, Nelly Wawira, 13, Gifton Bundi aged seven, five-year-old Sheromit Wambui and Clifton Njuk aged one.
Police went to the crime scene at around 2230hrs and found the scene intact.
The bodies were in their beds, with multiple stab wounds on the heads.
Police stated that one murder weapon was retrieved.
The suspect is yet to lead the officers to where he claims he threw the axe he confessed he used to attack his family.
Efforts to remove the bodies to Kerugoya county mortuary are ongoing but the heavy rains made the roads impassable.
At some point, police said, the vehicles ferrying the bodies were stuck.
I Stabbed My Husband To Death – Woman Confesses To Court
Elizabeth Wawira, a middle-aged woman confessed to stabbing her husband to death on July 18, 2021.
The woman who comes from Embu on Thursday said she fatally killed Ngari Mbaka at their Ngiori Village home in Mbeere South following a drunken fight.
Mr Mbaka was confirmed dead at the Embu Level 5 Hospital a few days into his treatment.
Miss Elizabeth Wawira had earlier denied killing her spouse.
But, on Thursday, she notified the court that she wanted to change her plea, saying she’d entered into a negotiated agreement with the prosecution.
The accused told Embu High Court judge Lucy Njuguna that she did not intend to kill her partner, and that she accidentally stabbed him during a domestic fight.
Wawira said she and Mbaka were drunk during the dispute.
“On that day, my husband arrived home at 9:30pm. He handed over to me a few tomatoes and meat for dinner. As I was preparing the meat, a fight broke between us,” said Wawira.
It was during the melee that she stabbed Mbaka in the abdomen.
Mbaka was rescued by his brother, who took him to the Embu Level 5 Hospital for treatment. The victim, however, died while undergoing treatment.
Postmortem indicated that Mbaka died of injuries in the abdomen.
Mr Leah Mati who led the prosecution prayed the court that Wawira was seeking a noncustodial sentence.
Her lawyer, Muthoni Ndeke, told Justice Lucy Njuguna that her client was remorseful.
Ndeke asked the court to issue a lenient sentence on Wawira, saying the suspect is her family’s sole bread-winner, and that her children aged 17 and 10 have been suffering since she was taken into custody.
Justice Njuguna ordered that a pre-sentencing report be prepared and submitted to the court ahead of December 6, 2021 mention.