Fresh details which allege that one of the missing men has a criminal case against him has put a different spin on the ongoing ordeal. It has now been more than a week since the four men who have come to be known as the Kitengela 4 went missing.
It has been a nightmare for their families, with some callers even contacting them with stories of a body that has been found in Emali.
However, fresh details are now emerging concerning some of the missing men after their wives began opening up.
The four men have so far been identified as Elijah Obuong, 35, Benjamin Amache Imbai, 30, Brian Oduor, 36 and Jack Ochieng, 37.
They are said to have arrived at a local club and ordered drinks on Monday of last week. They were seen leaving the joint at about 3pm.
According to those who saw them, they left towards the parking lot where their white Toyota Mark X was.
Monica Wanjiru Mugo, the wife of Ochieng, said her husband left their home in Donholm 7am and said he was going to meet his friend Oduor in town.
She said she tried to reach her husband later in the day, but he said he would call her back. “It is unusual for my husband to spend the night out without notifying me. He did not come back and his phone was off the entire night.”
“I was shocked when Elly’s relative called inquiring about his whereabouts as they were last seen with my husband. I went to report the matter at Buruburu police station, but I was advised that I can only report the matter after 48 hours,” Wanjiru said.
She said her missing husband was working with a tour company before he was sacked in the Covid-19 pandemic turmoil.
He then started using his personal vehicle for car hire but was repossessed over an outstanding loan, she said.
Catherine Atieno, the wife of Oduor said her husband left their Embakasi home in the company of Ochieng and Benjamin at 8am on the fateful day.
Atieno said Oduor was to come back in the afternoon to take her for a clinic review but by his phone was off.
“I am so worried because a year ago my husband’s best friend went missing alongside his other two friends. To date they have never been traced,” Atieno said.
She said her husband was engaged in selling car spare parts and car hire businesses. They have lived together for three years with two children.