A Nairobi Court has today directed that a DNA test be conducted on the body of former Matungu MP Justus Murunga to ascertain whether he had other children outside his marriage.
Magistrate Peter Muholi on Friday issued the directive after Murunga’s alleged lover named Agnes Wangui moved to court seeking orders to conduct a DNA test on two kids she claims were sired by the deceased.
The Magistrate directed that every party in the case gets their own pathologist at their own cost. The DNA test is set for Friday at 1:30pm at Lee Funeral Home.
After the test, the family will be able to ferry the body home for burial at a date of their choosing.
The court also directed that Wangui and her two children be allowed to attend and be part of the burial arrangements.
Last week, Wangui moved to court arguing that her two children were sired by the deceased and as such need to be recognized as members of the late MP’s family.
“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," Wangui’s lawyer Danston Omari said.
Explaining the genesis of the alleged relationship, Wangui noted that she met the late Murunga in 2012 at Embakasi.
"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," Wangui stated in court papers.