, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 1 – Detectives investigating the mysterious deaths of a couple whose three children remain missing have obtained phone records which they say are crucial in the probe.
Police believe the phone records of lawyer Paul Magu and his wife will help them establish the last people they spoke to before they died.
Magu was 35 years old while his wife was 34.
Magu’s brother Andrew Kamau told Capital FM News they are yet to trace the three children who were last seen when they left in the company of their father who claimed he was taking them out shopping.
“Details have been discovered here and there. We decided to wait for the CID to complete their work and maybe be able to give us a mapping of where they could have been within a certain time frame and then we can be able to narrow down our search,” he stated.
Magu is said to have left with the children on Tuesday last week but they never returned home.
“He left with the kids about 10 to 11am and came back about two hours later. He came back, picked up a jacket and left,” Kamau narrated saying this time Magu was not with the three children.
“The kids never came back. Magu spent the night at my dad’s place in Thika. The kids disappeared between here and my father’s place.”
To them, he says it’s a double tragedy first for the loss of their two family members and the disappearances of the three children.
Magu is said to have looked disturbed prior to his death according to his father, who even informed Kamau about it.
While the children’s mother was found dead on Kiambu Road, Magu was knocked down by a bus after he jumped into its path on the Thika-Garissa highway, after leaving his vehicle by the roadside with the engine still running.
Though no information has been received, they hope to find the couple’s missing children aged between nine and five years alive.
The three children have been identified as Allen, 9, Ryan (eight) and Tiffany Muthoni, five.
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Police have said they are investigating if the deaths have anything to do with suicide, murder or ritual sacrifice following reports that Magu was a successful lawyer four years ago, but quit when he became too religious and changed churches before he started avoiding some of his family members.
A post-mortem is set to be carried out on the bodies of the couple on Tuesday with Kamau saying their burial may take place on Thursday at their rural home in Thika.