Court Stops MP Murunga’s Burial

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A Milimani court has issued temporary orders stopping the burial of the late Matungu MP Justus Murunga pending the hearing of a case filed by his alleged lover.

In a ruling on Thursday, November 19, Magistrate Agnes Makau on Thursday directed Murunga’s alleged mistress, Agnes Wangui, to serve the two wives and Lee Funeral home with the court orders preventing them from conducting any burial activities.

Wangui through lawyer Danstan Omari, wanted the two widows of Murunga to involve her and the two kids in the burial arrangements and be allowed to attend his final send off.

The woman also the court to issue an order for the collection of DNA samples from the deceased and her children to ascertain their paternity.

Wangui, in an affidavit, says her two children are biological children of the deceased.

The court has now barred the family of the late MP from conducting any funeral rites until a DNA test is conducted to ascertain the paternity of Ms Wangui’s two children.

The matter will be heard before the court on November 26.

She claimed that she has been in an intimate relationship with the late MP for 7 years.

Milimani Law Courts. Photo/Courtesy

Wambiri stated that the late MP rented a house for her and their son at Ruai in May 2016 they have been living since.

The lady also said that Murunga used to send her the monthly rent and maintenance costs for their child via her M-pesa numbers.”

“I first encountered the deceased in the year 2012 when he was a supervisor at Embakasi Ranching. I was a businesswoman engaged in rendition of beverages and snacks within sewage area in Ruai,” Wambiri said.

Wambiri also stated that the two started having troubles in their relationship after Murunga was elected Matungu MP in 2017.

“The deceased never wanted the public nor his family to learn of the existence of these two children, and even denied me his identification card for purposes of procuring birth certificates for the children However, after several talks and mutual agreement the deceased resumed supporting the children but in a staggered manner up until his sudden demise on 14th November 2020,” she claimed.

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