Kitengela Four: Victim's Mother, Wife Hospitalised

Jack Ochieng Anyango's wife, Monicah Mugo, was admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) owing to a miscarriage while his mother, Olga Ochieng, was rushed to Homa Bay County Hospital for stress-related problems.

Kitengela Four: Victim's Mother, Wife Hospitalised

The mother to one of the Kitengela four as well as his wife have been rushed to hospital as the reality surrounding their kin's disappearance is yet to sink in among them.

Jack Ochieng Anyango's wife, Monicah Mugo, was admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) owing to a miscarriage while his mother, Olga Ochieng, was rushed to Homa Bay County Hospital for stress-related problems.

At the moment, the bodies of Benjamin Imbai and Elijah Obuong have since been found and positively identified by their families. Anyango and Brian Oduor's bodies remain at large, yet to be found.

An undated image of Jack Ochieng. /KENYANS.CO.KE

Anyango's elder brother, Cliff Ochieng had noted that Anyango's disappearance had affected their mother so much so that she began developing health problems.

"Our mother has been depressed ever since the disappearance of her last born son," Ochieng acknowledged.

Speaking to Nation, Mugo also revealed that she was forced to move out of their apartment in Jacaranda Estate as the case gained nationwide attention.

"Life has been tough for me and our two-year-old son. I was six months pregnant. I have not been able to live in our rental house out of fear. I have been putting up with my sister," Mugo stated. 

She narrated that the media had painted her husband negatively as a man at the centre of criminal activities. She, however, maintained that her husband conducted honest business dealings.

Her sentiments were echoed by Ochieng who disputed reports that his brother lived a lavish lifestyle.

He stated that Anyango once had financial problems and his family had to bail him out of debt on more than one occasion.

"My brother was a hustler. He took alcohol and had many friends. He was not a man of means like his peers. He had no criminal record. We raised money for him last year to offset his rent arrears for a two-bedroom house in Donholm Estate before he moved to a one-bedroom apartment in Jacaranda," he stated.

The four friends vanished after having a lunch date at a popular club in Kitengela. The case gained national attention as well as ignited numerous speculations on their whereabouts.

However, days later, two of the bodies were recovered in a mutilated state in the areas of Murang’a and Thika. 

The police are currently trying to establish what led to the murder of the two as well as the whereabouts of Anyango and Oduor. 

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Nairobi. /FILE