The Nairobi magistrate’s court on Friday lifted an order stopping the burial of late Matungu MP Justus Murunga following a paternity suit filed by his alleged lover Agnes Wangui Wambiri.
Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Peter Muholi directed that Murunga’s body be released to his two widows, Christabel and Grace, for burial arrangements.
The widows had set Saturday, November 28 as the interment date for their spouse. The plans can, however, change based on the grieving family’s preferences, the magistrate said.
K24 Digital understands that the late lawmaker’s family has set Thursday, December 5 as the new burial date.
Agnes Wangui Wambiri, the plaintiff who successfully stopped Murunga’s burial after filing a paternity suit on November 18, has been allowed by the court to attend the burial. Also given the go-ahead to attend Murunga’s burial are Wangui’s two children, a boy and a girl.
Magistrate Muholi further ruled that Murunga’s DNA samples be collected at 1:30pm Friday (November 27) for analysis.
Christabel and Grace had objected to Wangui’s demand for a DNA test, stating that the plaintiff “was not sure about who her children’s father(s) was/were, and, therefore, wanted an easy way to establish who her children’s biological father(s) is/are”.
Magistrate Muholi directed that both parties (Wangui and Murunga’s widows) to each have their own pathologists.
Christabel Murunga had gone to court seeking to lift the burial suspension, claiming that the family was incurring a lot of expenses in body storage and hosting of mourners at the MP’s rural and Nairobi homes.