A woman has moved to court in an attempt to stop the burial of first-term opposition MP Justus Murunga Makokha who died on Saturday night while being rushed to hospital in Mumias after collapsing at his rural home.
Through her lawyer, Dunstan Omari, Agnes Wangui, claims Murunga fathered her two children, who she wants allowed to participate in the late MP’s burial arrangements.
Wangui has asked the court to issue orders barring Murunga’s two widows Christabel and Grace from conducting the burial saying there may be efforts to “lock her and her children out of the burial arrangements and the actual burial event”.
Agnes has also asked the court to order DNA tests to ascertain the children’s paternity. In the meantime, she wants the remains of the late MP to be held at Lee Funeral Home until the DNA samples have been collected in the presence of licensed pathologists appointed by both parties.
“I have known Murunga for seven years. Our first encounter was in 2013 when he was a supervisor at Embakasi ranching, while I was a businesswoman engaged in vendition of beverages and snacks within Sewerage area, Ruai,” she says.
In her court documents, she claims that the two began dating in 2013 after meeting and were blessed with their first child with Murunga renting a house for her in Ruai, Nairobi.
She says they fell out after Murunga was elected Matungu MP in 2017.