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Court temporarily stops burial of Matungu MP Justus Murunga

A Nairobi court has temporarily stopped the family of the late Matungu MP Justus Murunga from conducting the burial.

Milimani Magistrate Agnes Makau on Thursday, November 19 issued the orders following an application by one Agnes Wairimu who claims to have sired Murunga two children aged seven and three years.

Magistrate Makau ordered Wangui to serve Murunga’s two wives, Christabel Murunga and Grace Murunga, and the Lee Funeral Home where the body of the late lawmaker is been preserved with her affidavit. The matter set to be heard on November 26.

Through her lawyer Dunstan Omari, Wangui claims that Murunga’s widows Christabel Murunga and Grace Murunga have conspired to lock her and the children out of the funeral and burial arrangements.

Wangui is seeking an order for collection of DNA samples from the lawmaker to ascertain the paternity of her children.

In the court papers, Wangui claims she met Murunga back in 2012 while he was a supervisor at Embakasi Ranching while she was running a business selling beverages and snacks within Ruai.

“Shortly after, we began a romantic relationship and we were blessed with two children. Our first child was born in March 2013 while our second was born in November 2017,” said Wangui in the affidavit that says Murunga rented a house for her in Ruai around May 26, since he was living with Christable in Utawala.

Murunga passed on on Saturday, November 14 evening at St. Mary’s Mission Hospital in Mumias.

The late Amani National Congress MP had been admitted at Agha Khan Hospital in Kisumu for two weeks battling diabetes before beijng discharged.

He suddenly fell sick again with breathing problems and rushed to the hospital.

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