A Nanyuki Court has on Monday detained Major Peter Mugure and co-suspect in the murder of Joyce Syombua and children for 21 days.
Speaking during the hearing, DPP deputy assistant Peter Mailanyi pleaded with the court to detain the two suspects for 21 days to ave way for police to conclude their investigations.
Mugure’s lawyer did not however challenge the request as he only requested for fewer days, a plea that was not granted.
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Chief Magistrate Lucy Muitai relying on the position of the prime suspect ordered the remand the KDF soldier at Nanyuki Police station and Collins at Namoro Police station.
Also urged during the hearing was that the prime suspect may have used his junior officers in commuting the crime, thus he could interfere with the investigation if released.
DNA samples are further reported to have been collected to link the suspect to the crime once they are released.
Mugure is accused of killing Joyce Syombua, son Prince Michael,5 and daughter Shanice Maua 10 who were found in shallow grave on Sunday lying on top of each other.
Police were brought into the issue when Joyce’s mother reported the disappearance of her daughter and grandchildren at Soweto Police station.
Investigations led the detectives to a hotel where the two are reported to have spent an alone time before they parted ways.