A day after his son disappeared, a member of the local police force called the family’s house to report that his son was missing.
His daughter and husband went into the house and searched the house, but they were told that there was no sign of him.
“My son told me not to leave him alone, but he is missing,” says Jeeva.
“I said to him, ‘If you don’t leave me alone, I will take my own life’.”
They took him to the station house, where they asked him to tell them the whereabouts of his son, Jeevasa says.
“They were trying to keep me quiet, but I told them that I don’t want to hear anything.
When police found Jeevesa, they immediately started questioning her, and questioned her son too. “
When they were finally satisfied, I left them alone and called my mother.”
When police found Jeevesa, they immediately started questioning her, and questioned her son too.
“The police kept asking me, ‘Where is my son?
He has not been seen for two days.’
They said, ‘You need to leave the house because we are not giving you any time to go back home’,” she says.
JeevesA, who was born in Mombasa, was kidnapped by her uncle, an armed gang member, at gunpoint in October 2013.
Jeeve’s brother-ins-law has been arrested and charged with murder.
The gang had killed Jeevans father, who is a former government official, and her uncle and two cousins in a separate incident in February.
The case was transferred to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which has since filed a case of kidnapping and murder.
But the accused have been free on bail since their arrest in November 2013.
In the meantime, Jees family has struggled to recover from the grief they feel at losing their beloved son.
“I think the loss of my son is our greatest sorrow,” she says, tears welling in her eyes.
“His body is now in the hands of the NPA.”
Jeeva says she does not know why the police are keeping her in the house.
“There is nothing they can do,” she adds.
“We have a daughter and a son, we need to live with him.”
She has lost her son in the same way her father did: a case in which the accused was accused of killing the family member.