Son unearths dad's bones 13 years after he vanished in Murang'a
The bones of a man who mysteriously disappeared 13 years ago from his home in Gatura in Murang’a have been discovered. Joseph Wainaina's remains were found by his son at the site of his collapsed house. Wainaina was living alone in the wooden house after separating with his wife for years when he mysteriously disappeared.
According to his step brother, William Kamau, efforts to trace him had been fruitless. “After looking for him everywhere we gave up,” said Kamau. Kamau said two years ago, his son Joseph Wainaina, who had left with his mother after their separation, returned. Joseph had been taken away from his grandparents' land when he was only three.
When he returned in 2010, Kamaus said his grandmother accepted him back to their Murang'a home. On Friday, Joseph decided to go and clear his father’s bushy plot. While digging the site of his collapsed house, he first discovered his clothes under a heap of stones. Joseph immediately announced the discovery to his friends and relatives. When Kamau arrived at the site he positively identified the clothes as those of his brother. Later, police at Kirwara station collected Wainaina's remains. They also asked the family to record a statement.