Christabel Murunga, the widow of late Matungu MP Justus Murunga, has hinted she will run for the vacant seat left behind by her husband.

Christabel made the remarks Saturday during Murunga’s burial ceremony at Makunda Village in Matungu, Kakamega County.

“My dear husband was such a darling to me. He was responsible, so caring and so loving. He was a good father to my girls. People of Matungu, I love you all. Now, I will double the love for you by adding his to mine. Do not worry at all. I will try fit in his shoes [politically],” she said.

Present at Murunga's burial was Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetang'ula, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, his Bungoma counterpart Wycliffe Wangamati, MPs Ayub Savula (Lugari), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), among others.

The family had earlier been stopped from carrying on with the burial arrangements after a woman moved to court seeking recognition as Murunga’s spouse.