Months after being reported missing, Thika millionaire Julius Gitau has been found alive.
Police on Sunday said that Gitau had resurfaced after his mother threatened to camp at State House until authorities produced his son dead or alive.
The millionaire famously known as Gitau wa Mali, had gone missing on September 21 after he asked his driver to pick his vehicle near Blue Post Hotel in Thika.
Initially, the police had said that he had committed suicide after what appeared to be a suicide note was retrieved from the dashboard of the vehicle and the trader had not been seen since then.
Gatanga Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss John Kanda told the Nation Newspaper that Gitau had been located alive.
“We have spoken to him. He is alive. I always told you we were on top of this search and our leads were that it was immature to conclude he was dead. He is now heading to our offices for processing,” Mr Kanda said.
This new development comes three days after his ailing mother, Rosemary Wanjiru, 69, threatened to camp outside State House, Nairobi until police tell her the whereabouts of her son.
“I want to pack my bedding and move to State House gates to wait for the president and plead with him to issue an order to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to get me my son,” she had told the media.
“We are now past two months since my son was reported missing. The DCI is treating this case in a very casual manner and all I am being told through the press is that the case is still under investigation. I know if it was a big man’s son who had gone missing we would have known his whereabouts within hours…DCI here knows they are searching for a son of a poor aging and ailing single mother,” she said.