Peter Mugure, the former major who was fired yesterday by the KDF might have been depressed. This is according to reports from colleagues who spoke to the Star.

According to a report by the Star, one of Mugure’s colleagues at the Laikipia Air Base said the Ex-KDF major had exhibited peculiar behaviour in the past.

'At one time while driving in the camp, I spotted him standing in the rain for over 30 minutes. He was being rained on and was constantly looking at his watch,' the colleague said, adding that this disturbed fellow soldiers at the base.

The source added that Mugure was ‘grounded’ after he crashed an aeroplane as a trainee pilot, adding that this might have been the nexus of his problems.

In another dark twist, the late Joyce Syombua's mother claimed that there was a previous attempt on the lives of her two grandchildren Shanice Maua 10 and Prince Michael, 5.

'There was a time when they were coming home from school and met a woman who posed as their teacher at Lakewood. She bought them soda and mandazi. The younger child was very keen. He noticed the woman putting a substance that looked like black tea in the soda. They did not drink it. When they went home to change clothes since their mother had left behind the key, another woman drank the soda. She felt weak afterwards and was unable to speak.'

She added that when their father later called, Prince inquired whether it was he who wanted them dead? 'When Peter called later, Mike asked "are you the one who wanted us dead?"' the grief-stricken Elizabeth said while speaking to a local TV station.