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Case of pastor charged over Magu family deaths delayed

A case in which a pastor has been charged with causing the death of city lawyer Paul Magu, his wife Lydia Wangui and their three children failed to start on Wednesday.

Instead, Kiambu Resident Magistrate Simon Arome ordered that the case against Pastor Ann Wambui Wanyoro starts Thursday in another court as the magistrate who was supposed to hear it was not available.

Hearing of the case has been delayed since January when Ms Wanyoro denied the charges and was freed on a Sh2 million bond.

Ms Wanyoro has been charged that between November 23 and 25 last year she had a hand in Mr Magu’s death.

The children of the Magu's (from right) Allen, 9, Ryan, 8 and Tiffany, 6.
The children of the Magu’s (from right) Allen, 9, Ryan, 8 and Tiffany, 6.

She was also charged with having a hand in the deaths of Mrs Magu and their children Allen, 9, Ryan, 8 and Tiffany, 6.

The court heard that Mrs Magu went missing on November 23 last year and her partially burnt body was found in a thicket on Kiambu Road.

Mr Magu left home with the three children in his car but returned home alone before travelling to his rural home in Kiganjo, Thika, the same day.

He was found dead on November 25. The bodies of the children were found in different parts of the 2,500-acre Tatu City real estate land.