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Decomposed bodies of two missing minors found at their Nairobi home

The bodies of two children who went missing in Mwihoko area in Gutharai, Nairobi last month have been found.

The two children aged ten and two years were found decomposed in their house days after they were reported missing.

Police said that they are looking for their father who was last seen with them.

A missing person report was made over the weekend at Githurai Kimbo police station, two days before the bodies were discovered.

According to the report, the minors and their father identified as John Gacheru had been missing since March 31.

A foul smell emitting from the house where the missing father stayed prompted neighbours to call the police.

Neighbours said they were last seen entering the said house but they never saw anyone leaving.

Officers from Mwihoko and Githurai Kimbo police stations visited the scene and found the door of the house locked from outside using a padlock.

Officers broke the padlock and found the decomposing bodies of the children.

“One of the minors was stuffed in a bag while the other was wrapped in a bed sheet and placed under the sink,” a police report read in part.

There were strangulation marks around their necks, police said.

The bodies were moved to the mortuary pending autopsy and investigations.

Kiambu police boss Michael Muchiri said that they were looking for Gicheru who is yet to be found.

He said they are investigating the occurrence as a murder incident.

“We are however yet to establish the motive of the murder. Our teams are on the ground pursuing more leads into the same,” he said.

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