Court stops the burial for Matungu MP Justus Murunga. Milimani Magistrate Agnes Makau arrived at the decision following a suit by Agnes Wangui who claims to be Mr. Murunga’s mistress.
The Member of Parliament died at St Mary’s Mission Hospital in Mumias. He died after ailing for two weeks after losing battle to diabetes.
Murunga had previously been discharged from The Agha Khan Hospital in Kisumu. On Saturday evening, the family rushed him to the mission hospital where he succumbed to death minutes after treatment.
His body was later moved to the mission hospital mortuary where it has since been flown to Lee Funeral Hospital Mortuary.
We have two children: Court stops Burial.
Wangui in her affidavit swore that she had met Murunga in 2012 when he was a supervisor at Embakasi Ranching. Meanwhile, Wangui hand was running a business within the Ruai area where she would sell beverages and snacks. She claims that the two have since had two children out of their secret relationship. However, Murunga’s family she claims wanted to lock her out of the funeral arrangements by Murunga’s family.
Through her lawyer Danstan Omari, she wants the court to stop Murunga’s widows Christabel Murunga and Grace Murunga from conducting the burial pending determination of the suit.
“We want the court to order for the collection of DNA samples from the dead MP and the minors for comparison and to ascertain their paternity. And the two children be at liberty to fully participate in the funeral arrangements of their biological father,” said Omari.
Omari asked the court for an alternative to order Lee Funeral Home to preserve Murunga’s remains until a licensed pathologist appointed by both parties takes samples for the DNA tests.
The lawyer submitted that the MP at all times acknowledged the existence of Wangui and their two children. The MP had, however, never introduced them formally to his family.