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How University Graduate Was Murdered Few Days After Receiving His First Salary

Kelvin Macharia graduated from university a few months before serving as a polling clerk for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in Ndururumo during the 2013 General Election. On April 20, 2013, after receiving his paycheck, he visited a store in Nyahururu. That same day, he had a coffee date with his college sweetheart in Nyahururu, but after the meeting, Macharia disappeared without a trace, leaving his family devastated and searching for answers.

John Mwangi Wachira, a 72- year- old father, recounted that his son had informed the family that he would go to Nyahururu to purchase household items and would return home that evening. However, Macharia never returned, and the family did not hear from him again. His sudden disappearance was heart- wrenching for the family, especially because he was the firstborn son and a source of light for them.

Wachira mentioned that they have been suffering, spending sleepless nights, desperately wondering where their son could be. They are torn between the fear of him being dead and the hope that he is still alive and will return to help care for his siblings in their old age. The family implores the security agencies to do everything in their power to find Macharia. According to Wachira, his son' s phone was switched off on the day he disappeared.

Two days later, after attempting to contact him, Wachira discovered that Macharia had been seen near Thomson Falls in Nyahururu with a young lady. However, what happened to them after that remains unknown, leaving the family in a state of uncertainty and anguish. Despite the family' s efforts and the police searches, there have been no leads or progress in finding Macharia. The family reported him missing to the Nyahururu police, hoping for a breakthrough in unraveling the mystery.

The police questioned Macharia' s companion, who claimed that they were both ambushed by a group of individuals who stole their phones. The lady stated that the thieves left her on the roadside after harassing her. Wachira expressed his frustration with the lack of progress in the investigation. The Nyahururu Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) investigators seem to have lost track of the case, and the family' s attempts to obtain information about its status have been unsuccessful. They feel abandoned and left in the dark about their son' s fate.

Now, ten years later, the devastated father and his family long for reconciliation with Macharia. Wachira mentioned that his son had graduated from Ndururumo High School in Laikipia County and had then enrolled in a two- year diploma program in Nakuru. The family clings to the hope that one day they will be reunited with Macharia and put an end to their years of anguish and uncertainty.

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DCI Kelvin Macharia Macharia Nyahururu Directorate of Criminal Investigations Wachira


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