Police exhume bodies of wife, children of military officer from shallow grave in Thingithu , Nanyuki

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Three bodies believed to be of the estranged wife of a military officer and their two children who disappeared three weeks ago were Saturday evening found buried in a shallow grave at Thingithu Estate in Nanyuki.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and Military Police found the bodies after being led to the scene by the military man who is the main suspect in the suspected triple homicide.

Major Peter Mwaura of Laikipia Airbase in Nanyuki was arrested on Thursday by military police and handed over to the DCI.

After more than 24 hours of grilling at Nanyuki Police Station and at his house inside the army barracks, the suspect led police to an abandoned cemetery in Thingithu Estate, barely a kilometre from the army base.

Cuffed and still in a combat t-shirt, the army man led a team from the DCI and KDF to the spot the three bodies were buried being whisked away into an unmarked police car.

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