MP Murunga's Lover Wins Case Against Widows

  • The late Matungu MP Justus Murunga addressing a crowd
    The late Matungu MP Justus Murunga addressing a crowd.
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  • Agnes Wangui, a woman who sought to be recognised before the burial of the late Matungu MP Justus Murunga has had her requests honoured after she moved to court to stop his burial.

    Wangui claimed to have sired children wanted the court to allow her to take DNA samples from her children so as to ascertain that Murunga was the biological father. She also demanded to be included, alongside her children, in the burial plans for the deceased.

    In his ruling, Senior Resident Magistrate Peter Muholi directed that Wangui and her children be allowed to participate in the MP's sendoff.

    The late MP Murunga's widows Christabel Murunga and Grace Murunga speaking on November 27, 2020.
    The late MP Murunga's widows Christabel Murunga and Grace Murunga speaking on November 27, 2020.
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    The magistrate further allowed the woman to collect DNA samples from the former MP's remains to prove the paternity of her children.

    He directed the parties to meet at Lee Funeral home with their pathologists to collect samples for DNA analysis.

    The magistrate also released the body to the widows for the funeral to proceed.

    Two widows of the late Matungu MP had moved to court seeking to have the orders lifted in a case filed by Wangui.

    Christabel Murunga and Grace Murunga argued that the delay in the burial plans was causing the family unnecessary anguish.

    “The sooner the deceased is left to rest in peace the better for everybody," they stated.

    The widows had asked Wambui to make a deposit of Ksh10 million to cater for mortuary and other expenses.

    In an affidavit, the widows asked Agnes Wangui Wambiri to make the deposit if the court fails to lift the injunction that has prohibited the family from burying Murunga on November 28, 2020.

    They argued that parliament would take care of the deceased's mortuary bills up until November 26, 2020. The family would, however, be expected to pay the costs if the burial is held later.

    Murunga died on November 14 in a suspected case of Covid-19.

    The late Matungu MP Justus Murunga.
    The late Matungu MP Justus Murunga.
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