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Court halts Murunga burial in paternity case

Justus Murunga

Matungu MP Justus Murunga who collapsed and died on November 14, 2020 aged 59. FILE PHOTO | NMG

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Summary

  • A woman claiming to be his mistress says she fears the late MP’s widows plan to lock her and her children out of the burial plans.
  • Principal magistrate A.N. Makau stopped Christabel and Grace Murunga from collecting the MP’s body from Lee Funeral Home, pending the determination of a case filed by Agnes Wangui Wambiri.

A Nairobi court has stopped the burial of Matungu MP Justus Murunga pending the determination of a paternity case filed by a woman claiming to be his mistress.

Principal magistrate A.N. Makau stopped Christabel and Grace Murunga from collecting the MP’s body from Lee Funeral Home, pending the determination of a case filed by Agnes Wangui Wambiri.

Ms Wambiri said in her court papers that Mr Murunga sired her two children and the MP’s widows plan to lock her and her children out of the burial arrangements and actual interment.

Through lawyer Danstan Omari, Ms Wambiri further wants the court to block Lee Funeral Home from releasing the MP’s body for burial until DNA samples have been extracted.

The body was brought to Lee from the MPs home in Matungu, Kakamega County after he died on Saturday following a short illness.

In an affidavit filed in court, Ms Wambiri said the two children are the MP’s biological children and that before his death on November 14, he always supported and maintained them.

In the suit papers, Ms Wambiri said she first met Murunga in 2013 when he was a supervisor at Embakasi Ranching, while she was a businesswoman engaged in selling beverages and snacks within Ruai.

The magistrate directed the case to be heard on November 26.