Collins Pamba, an accomplice in the infamous Nanyuki murders of Joyce Syombua and her two children Shanice, 11, Prince, has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Justice Florence Muchemi ruled that Pamba had assisted the main suspect Peter Mugure – Syombua’s husband and father of the two children- in disposing of the bodies.
In November 2019, the three bodies were found buried at Makaburini in Thingithu area, about nine minutes from Laikipia Air Base in Nanyuki where Mugure worked. He was a senior military officer.
Justice Muchemi ruled that Pamba was overwhelmed by the instructions from Mugure. “In addition to the orders given to him by the senior military officer asking him to commit the act, the accused was also threatened.”
During the ruling, Justice Muchemi cited a plea-bargaining agreement in which Pamba had agreed to testify against Mugure. Part of the deal included the prosecution dropping the triple murder charges facing Pamba, and replacing the charge with that of “accessory to murder.”
Pamba was also required not to disclose any information or reveal any evidence in his possession relating to the matter.
The agreement also prohibits Pamba from taking legal action against the State for the days he has been incarcerated.