Milimani Law Court has suspended the burial of Matungu MP Justus Murunga after a woman filed a lawsuit seeking to halt the burial.
On Thursday, November 19, the court granted Agnes Wangui Wambiri her wish and stated that it will decide the fate of the burial ceremony once the case filed is determined.
Milimani Principal Magistrate Agnes Makau further barred Lee Funeral Home from releasing the remains of the late MP.
Makau also directed Wambiri to serve her respondents, Murunga’s widows, Christabel Murunga and Grace Murunga, with a notice indicating that the case would be mentioned on Thursday, November 26.
Wambiri, through her lawyer Danstan Omari, argued that she had been in a relationship with the MP for seven years and that they have two children.
“I first met the deceased in 2012, when he was a supervisor at the Embakasi Ranch while I was a businesswoman engaged in vending of beverages and snacks within sewerage area, Ruai,” reads an affidavit.
The MP passed away on Saturday night, November 14, at the St Mary’s Hospital in Mumias, Kakamega County.
Following his death, MPs demanded emergency rescue helicopters for lawmakers and other politicians, a proposal that elicited debate.
On Wednesday night, November 18, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe was cagey when asked about the MPs demands only saying his ministry needs to scale up efforts to upgrade the Health sector.
“We need to grow new confidence in our public institutions and accept that if you fall sick you might have to go to a public institution. We will probably get to the point where the public hospitals will be just as good as the private hospitals if not better.
On politicians and MPs flouting Covid-19 rules, Kagwe added that every mass gathering bothers him.
“They are all wrong, particularly those that are not observing the protocols that we have put in place,” he lamented in an interview with Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange.