The two widows of Matungu MP Justus Murunga have asked Agnes Wambiri, the woman who claims to have been his secret love with two children to let the burial set for 28th November proceed as the DNA tests are carried out.
Wambiri, through her lawyer, Danstan Omari, claimed that she had been excluded from the burial arrangements with her children, the products of a seven-year affair.
She said: “I first met the deceased in 2012, when he was a supervisor at the Embakasi Ranching Company Limited, while I was a businesswoman selling beverages and snacks within the Sewage area of Ruai.”
“He told me he lived at Utawala, Nairobi with his wife, Christabel. In 2016, he rented me a house in Ruai, where I lived with my son. The deceased used to pay our rent and child maintenance. Mostly, he would send me money via M-Pesa.”
Through lawyer Patrick Lutta, the widows, Christabel and Grace, told the court that Agnes should be allowed to take the DNA samples to verify paternity.
In response to a suit filed by Agnes, the widows said: “In order for justice to be served to all parties, we have no objection to the plaintiff’s medical experts taking samples from the body for DNA analysis to determine the alleged children’s paternity.”
Agnes moved to court on Wednesday and obtained an injunction stopping the burial pending the determination of her suit, in which she wants the recognition of her two children.
The widows said in their affidavit: “The injunction issued is disruptive as the burial has been set for November 28, in Matungu constituency, Kakamega County. That grave injustice will be caused if the injunction is maintained and the burial arrangements scuttled and the DNA returns a negative result.”
According to the widows, the MP did not tell them about Agness or the children, adding that she did not make any contact with them before heading to court.
Murunga’s body is at the Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi, which has been listed as a defendant in the suit by Agnes.