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Judge to rule on bail for Magu pastor

A Kiambu court will on Wednesday decide if a pastor accused of having a hand in the death of Lawyer Paul Magu, his wife Lydia and their three children will be released on bond.

Ms Anne Wambui Wanyoro, who has been in custody for 38 days, on Tuesday appeared before Kiambu Judge John Onyiego and denied helping Mr Magu to commit suicide.

The court heard that she committed the offence between November 23 and 25 last year at Makongeni area in Thika, Kiambu County.

Ms Wanyoro is accused of having a hand in the deaths of Mr Magu, his wife and their children Allen, 9, Ryan, 8, and Tiffany Muthoni.

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The prosecution, led by State Counsel Alloys Okemo, had made applied to the court to deny her bail, arguing that she was likely to interfere with investigations.

In a sworn affidavit, Sergeant Gilbert Kitalia, one of the investigating officers, told the court that there was a likelihood that more charges will be preferred against Ms Wanyoro.

He said detectives were pursuing leads in connection with the five deaths. He told the court that there is a possibility that more suspects will be arrested and jointly charged with the accused.

Mr Kitalia said police are looking for a man who assisted the lawyer to dump his wife’s body at Paradise Lost on Kiambu Road, before he committed suicide.

Lydia went missing on November 23. The children’s bodies were later found in a thicket at Tatu City in Ruiru.
The case will be heard in the afternoon.