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Postmortem reveals Joyce Syombua, two children died painful deaths

Postmortem has revealed that Joyce Syombua, the estranged wife of Major Peter Mugure and her two children died painful deaths.

Syombua and the children were reported missing on October 27 after visiting Mugure at the Laikipia Air Base.

Syombua, 31, died as a result of blunt force trauma – characterised with multiple blows to the head while her children, Shanice Maua, 10 and Prince Michael, 5 were strangled using a rope.

The autopsies were conducted by Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor at the Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary in Laikipia County on Tuesday, November 20 and was witnessed by detectives, lawyers and

Further, Dr Oduor said it was difficult to tell the timelines of the murder “as the bodies had decomposed.”

The bodies are set to undergo DNA test for scientific identification.

This is notwithstanding Syombua’s mother, Maua Malombe positively identified the bodies as those of her daughter and grandchildren.

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