Court Stops Burial of Late MP Justus Murunga After Woman Claims to Be One of the Wives.

The late Matungu MP Justus Murunga [photo: The Nation]

Nov, 19th 2020 – A woman claiming to have sired two children with the deceased  Matungu MP Justus Murunga, now wants his burial stopped to conduct a DNA test to establish the paternity of the children. Through her lawyer Danstan Omari, Agnes Wambiri says that she has been excluded from the burial arrangements.

In a Certificate of urgency, Wambiri says that the minors are true and biological children of the deceased whom they got in their seven year relationship.

She stated that, “I first met the deceased in 2012, when he was a supervisor at the Embakasi Ranching Company Limited, while I was a businesswoman engaged in selling of beverages and snacks within Sewage area, Ruai.

“He told me he was living in Utawala, Nairobi with his wife, Christabel. In 2016, he rented me a house in Ruai, where I lived with my son. The deceased used to pay our monthly [house] rent and child maintenance. Mostly, he would send me money via M-Pesa,” she added.

She also claims that the late stopped supporting his children after he was elected to parliament in 2017. She wants the court to compel the legislator’s two wives to include the children in the burial arrangements. Through her lawyer she said, “We want the two wives to incorporate these children and their mother in the burial programs that the family has totally refused. The children have been living in poverty, struggling to make ends meet in terms of food, they cannot continue being excluded from seeing off their father.”

Wambiri now wants, pending the Hearing and determination of the suit Court to issue a permanent injunction to restrain the two widows Defendants, either by themselves, servants, agents or employees from conducting the burial of the late Justus Murunga Makokha.

She is also seeking orders seeking to stop Lee funeral home from releasing the remains of the late MP. The Matungu Mp passed away over the weekend after experiencing breathing complications. His colleagues speculate that he succumbed to Covid-19

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