Police are still trying to crack the mystery surrounding missing security consultant Mwenda Mbijiwe.
A vehicle that he had reportedly hired was found wrecked at a coffee plantation in Tatu City, Kiambu County, last Sunday (June 13). Police in Ruiru identified the owner of the White Toyota Fielder as Edward Mwangi, and have since handed it over.
The private security consultant was reported missing on Saturday, June 12, with his family filing a missing person’s report at Central Police Station in Nairobi two days after he disappeared.
Mwangi says that he has nothing to do with Mbijiwe’s disappearance. After learning of his client’s had gone missing, Mwangi said that he presented himself to Nairobi Central DCI and provided information of how he had followed due procedure in leasing his car to the security consultant.
Mwenda allegedly vanished as he was heading to his rural home in Meru from Nairobi at around 8 pm with his last phone signal traced to Thika, Kiambu County.
Mwangi, on his part, says that he hired his car to Mbijiwe for three weeks, period that elapsed last Saturday. Mbijiwe, however, told him that he wanted to continue leasing that car since he was travelling to Meru the same evening.
According to The Standard, Mbijiwe handed the businessman a cheque of KSh49,000, promising to pay up the balance when he returned to Nairobi. Mwangi charges KSh3,500 per day for his vehicles, meaning that Mbijiwe was supposed to pay KSh73,000 for the three weeks he was using it.
“I had no reason to doubt Mbijiwe since he had been referred to me by a respectable member of the society,’’ Mwangi told The Standard.
Mbijiwe has served as a military officer in the Kenya Air Force before becoming a security analyst and the CEO of Eye on Security Limited.
Detectives are pleading with members of the public to help with any information that can lead to locating him to report in any nearby police station.