Woman Disrupts Late MP Murunga's Burial Plans

  • The late Matungu MP Justus Murunga addressing a crowd
    The late Matungu MP Justus Murunga addressing a crowd.
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  • A woman alleging to have sired children with the late Matungu MP Justus Murunga on Wednesday, November 18, filed a suit at the Milimani law courts, seeking to stop the deceased's burial.

    The woman, Agnes Wangui Wambiri, stated that she had been in a relationship with the MP for seven years and that they were blessed with two children.

    “I first met the deceased in 2012, when he was a supervisor at the Embakasi Ranching while I was a businesswoman engaged in vendition of beverages and snacks within Sewerage area, Ruai," reads an affidavit.

    The late Matungu MP Justus Murunga.
    The late Matungu MP Justus Murunga.
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    In the suit, Wambiri has named Murunga's widows, Christabel Murunga and Grace Murunga, as the first and second respondents in the case.

    Through her lawyer Danstan Omari, Wambiri wants the deceased remains to continue being preserved at the Lee Funeral Home until her case is heard and determined.

    “That pending the hearing and determination of the instant application, this honourable court be and is hereby requested to issue a temporary injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants, either by themselves, servants, agents or employees, from conducting the burial, interment or cremation, and in any manner whatsoever, dispose of the body or remains of the late Justus Murunga Makokha,”reads the court documents.

    In addition, Wambiri wants the court to allow her to take DNA samples from her children so as to ascertain that Murunga is the biological father.

    She also wants her children to be included in the burial plans for the deceased.

    The late Matungu MP died on Saturday night, November 14, at the St Mary's Hospital.

    The lawmaker is said to have developed breathing problems at night before he was rushed to the Matungu Sub-County Hospital.

    There, medics could not admit him as the hospital lacked oxygen cylinders. They instead referred to a nearby private hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. 

    Entrance to Matungu Sub-County Hospital in Kakamega County.
    Entrance to Matungu Sub-County Hospital in Kakamega County.
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