How Body Of Missing Utawala Taxi Driver Found, Police Seek 21 Days To Detain Wife

Police are now seeking to detain the woman suspected to be involved in the disappearance of her husband for 21 days after a body recovered in Murang’a was positively identified to be that of the missing taxi driver.

The body of Evans Mochara was found dumped in Maragua Dam in Murang’a County on October 14, two days after he went missing from his home in the Mihango area of Utawala.

His wife, Teresia Masese, was arrested a week later after filing a suspicious missing person report and she will now be charged with murder.

As part of the ongoing investigation, the police are meticulously analyzing phone call records and searching for potential accomplices to determine who was in contact with the deceased.

Teresia who is the prime suspect in her husband’s disappearance and subsequent murder, appeared at the Makadara Law Courts on Monday, where the police initially sought a miscellaneous application to detain her for an additional seven days.

However, the situation took a dramatic turn when an unidentified body found in Maragua Dam, Murang’a, last Saturday, was positively identified as that of 47-year-old Evans Moracha.

This prompted the police to amend their application, requesting 21 days to conclude their investigations.

Preliminary findings indicate that the main suspect had frequent communication with the missing person. Call data revealed that she was the last person to speak to her spouse at 21:06 hours on Wednesday last week, just four hours before he was picked up from his home at 1 a.m. on Thursday.

On Saturday, two days after Evans went missing, the suspect filed a missing person report at Kayole Police Station. Coincidentally, it was the same day the decomposing body of Evans Moracha was discovered.

The suspect would later be arrested a week after her suspicious report came to light. During the interrogation, she denied speaking to or seeing her husband on that particular day and had earlier refused to cooperate when summoned by the police.

Before the discovery of the body, Evans’ car embarked on a mysterious journey. It left the Chokaa area at 1:44 AM on Thursday, joining Kangundo Road, passing through Sagana at 03:49 AM, and then Kirinyaga just 54 minutes later.

By 06:50 AM, the vehicle was seen in Kasarani, Nairobi, and later at the Astrol Petrol Station in Runda, before moving on to Gitaru and then to Ongata Rongai at 10:02 AM. It was later spotted at South C at 11:09 AM and at Airport South Road in Pipeline at 3:01 PM before being abandoned in Nairobi’s Njiiru area, just a few kilometres from his home.

Postmortem examinations are scheduled for Wednesday.

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