Bogonko Bosire disappeared in September 2013. His family and friends have been searching for answers ever since. [Photo/ NMG]
Bogonko Bosire disappeared in September 2013. His family and friends have been searching for answers ever since. [Photo/ NMG]

Bogonko Bosire’s family is mourning the death of the missing journalist’s younger brother, Joshua Mang’wari. Joshua died by Suicide on Friday, January 14.

His sister Winnie Nyang’anyi told journalists that after coming back home drunk on Monday last week, he drank something from a bottle causing them to panic. His mother, Esther Bosire, called for help and Joshua was rushed to a private facility where his condition became stable.

He was then transferred to a District facility where he passed away on Friday, January 14. His sister believes that Joshua was weighed down by the responsibility of taking care of his parents in his brother’s absence.

Bogonko Bosire disappeared in September 2013. His family and friends have been searching for answers ever since.

Prior to his disappearance, he had built a news site, Jackal News, with a large following and an affinity to scandal.

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Bogonko was a close friend of former PSCU Director Dennis Itumbi as well as several other figures in media, politics and business. His disappearance has been the subject of numerous articles and investigative reports including an eight-episode podcast by Nation Media Group (NMG).

The death of his brother has left the family facing more financial difficulties. Both of Bogonko’s parents were reportedly already facing various ailments.

His father David Bosire is said to have began experiencing memory loss after Bogonko’s disappearance.

The family is seeking the support of well-wishers to cover funeral expenses.

“We’re running out of funds because both my mother and father are sick. My father lost his memory after Bogonko’s disappearance and my mother has High Blood Pressure,” Winnie stated.

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