Missing former Kenya Air Force Commander Mwenda Mbijiwe’s brother, Nicholas Bundi, has embarked on a walk from his home in Meru County to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Nairobi as an expression of the family’s desperation.
Speaking to the media in Chogoria town in Tharaka Nithi County on Monday afternoon, Mr Bundi said he left home at 4am and will walk to Nairobi announcing to the members of the public that he meets on his way the pain that his family is undergoing.
“I have decided to walk to DCI headquarters in Nairobi as a way of expressing our family’s desperation on the ongoing investigations and I hope to meet DCI boss Gorge Kinoti,” said Mr Bundi.
If he completes the journey, Bundi will have covered a distance of 276.6 kilometres on foot.
The visibly exhausted Bundi was carrying a placard with writings demanding justice for Mr Mbijiwe who went missing on June 12, last year.
He said the family had been moving from one government office to the other hoping to find help on their missing kin without success and that they believe that the government is withholding information from them.
He claimed that there was laxity in the investigations as they are yet to be briefed on the progress of the search.
Living in great pain
“We are asking the government to produce the body of our brother if he was murdered or take him to court if he is a criminal,” he said.
Bundi added that the family was living in great pain and that they will not settle until they know the fate of Mbijiwe who was their pillar.
The vehicle that Mr Mbijiwe was using when he went missing was discovered in a coffee plantation near Tatu City in Kiambu. It had been hired from Mr Edward Mwangi for three weeks, for business purposes, according to the owner.