Kikuyu-speaking comedian Geoffrey Mwangi, better known as Kianangi, went missing five years ago.
The governmen has been asked to investigate the disappearance of Kikuyu-language comedian Geoffrey Mwangi, known as Kianangi, who disappeared five years ago.
His wife Catherine Njeri asked President William Ruto, Home Affairs Secretary Kiture Kindiki and Vice President Rigathi Gachagua to review the files at Ruiru Police Station and make public findings.
The 40-year-old Riverwood comedian left his Kasarani rental house in Nairobi at around 10.30am on September 21, 2017 to visit his ailing mother, his wife said he asked him. He has not been seen since.
Mwangi's popularity rose among Mount Kenya viewers thanks to his comic collaboration with his co-star Makangi (Ephantus Mbuthia). Since 2003, they have been entertaining the region through stage productions.
Njeri said he called a friend who had a car to take Mwangi's mother home to Gatanga village to take her to the hospital.
"The two said that they should choose other friends. That was the last time I saw him. "For five years he searched for him, hoping to find him dead or alive."
He said his husband called to report his friend missing and then his husband.
The vehicle he was in was left at the Ruiru roundabout near the Membley estate at 4pm. According to the police, there were no suspicious signs "that were not saved and left behind."
How the two were separated and how they had a third friend until he was reported missing is still a mystery.
A missing persons report was first filed at Ruiru Police Station on the night of September 21, 2017 and then at Kasarani Police Station.
Family and friends reported being searched at police stations, hospitals, prisons and morgues in Kiambu, Embu, Kirinyaga, Nairobi, Murang'a, Machakos and Kajiado.
When Nation.Africa started looking into the matter, it found some interesting allegations that could help unravel the mystery of Mr Mwangi's disappearance.
Apart from his wife, the police did not file a missing statement, not even from two friends who were with him.
The vehicle was later returned to its owner and everything surrounding the case indicated that the police did not want to find the missing man.
For the first time, he could not tell if he had called her to take him to the hospital because his mother had died two years earlier.
Mr. Mwangi was born into a family of four brothers and four sisters. His wife described him as "financially stable enough to pay our rent, eat, and pay the bills."
He doesn't seem rich enough to attract enemies.
Some linked Riverwood's disappearance to her husband, Macangi.
But the comedian denied the allegations.
"Well, we have been separated for three years and lost him, we are legally divorced, and we have produced our own products. There is absolutely no bad blood between us and he is my friend. I have no reason to expect bad news, his disappearance will affect me too,” Mbuthia told Nation.Africa.
An interesting fact is that Mwangi's brother, Maina Waweru, who converted to Islam in 2014, is also missing.
There are rumors that he crossed into Somalia and was accepted into a radical religious group.
It is not yet known whether Mwangi was in a relationship with his brother, thus attracting the attention of security forces, or whether the loss of his brother was related.
Ruiru Divisional Criminal Investigation Officer at the time, Matthew Bett, said in his report that the data on Mwangi's phone was deleted where the vehicle was left.
The case at the Ruiru Police Station is called "Influenced Person Report" and the status is "Pending Investigation" (PUI).
"The officer who was driving the vehicle will be called to record the desired complaint," the report said.
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