Major Peter Mugure has accused Genetic Testing Company of tampering with and fabricating DNA results 10-year-old Shanice. Peter Mugure insists that Michael and Shanice undertook the DNA test twice and the latter posted different results. He says that the lab tweaked its software to simply plug in the first result for Shanice without explaining anything to him.
“I talked to Joyce for hours. She openly told me that Shanice is Luo and there was nothing I could do since there is the law. She further insulted me that I was going to die of the AIDS virus. This, she said she infected me when she realized I was useless and I could not stand it” Major Mugure said.
Authorities on Saturday evening said the killing of Joyce Syombua and her kids took place in Thingithu area which is approximately 9-minutes away from the Laikipia Air Base.
“He (Mugure) was not on good terms with her (Syombua) for some time. He accuses his wife of being unfaithful to the extent of infecting him with AIDS. He also maintains that he is not the biological father to the kids,” Nanyuki DCI tells reporters in an interview.
Major Mugure had previously been ordered by court to pay maintenance costs for his children after DNA tests proved he was their father.
When the three went missing, a friend identified as Farizana also reported the matter at Nanyuki Police Station.
Curiously, Syombua’s phone was found a day later, inside a 4NTE matatu.
However, according to the matatu crew, the vehicle had just returned from a trip to Nyahururu and at no time during that weekend had it carried the three missing persons.
Detectives then said they would wait for call-log details from Syombua’s phone before announcing the next step of the investigation.
On Friday, Major Mugure was questioned for seven hours as detectives sought to know what happened to the family that resided in Kayole, Nairobi.
This was the third time that Mugure was being questioned.
The Kenya Defense Force (KDF) officer had earlier told police that he did not know whether the three did indeed board a vehicle to Nairobi.
He is said to have hosted Syombua and their two children at the Nanyuki Airbase until Saturday at around 7pm.
Mugure claimed to have then escorted the three to Nanyuki Bus Station; however, when he was interrogated for a second time, his story changed.
He now alleged that Syombua had called a friend in Nairobi and then left the Airbase with the children.
The suspect is currently being held at the Nanyuki Police Station.