MP Murunga burial halted by court after petition by ‘mistress’

The late Matungu MP Justus Murunga. photo courtesy
The late Matungu MP Justus Murunga. photo courtesy

By: Yvonne Atieno  @MountKenyaTimes

A Nairobi Court has issued orders stopping the two wives of the late Matungu MP Justus Murunga from conducting the burial pending the hearing of an application by Agnes Wangui who claims to have been his mistress.

Through lawyer Danstan Omari, Ms Wangui wanted the two widows of Murunga – Christabel and Grace and Lee Funeral Home stopped from conducting the burial.

Milimani Magistrate Agnes Makau on Thursday issued the order and directed the alleged lover Agnes Wangui, to serve the two wives and Lee Funeral home with her papers ahead of the hearing date on 26 November.

Ms Wangui claims that she had two children with the MP and that his family has excluded her from the burial plans and is worried that her kids will be left out of their father’s estate.

The alleged lover wants the family to recognize her and the two kids so that they can be allowed to attend his final send off.

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

She also sought is an order for the collection of DNA samples from the deceased and her kids children to ascertain their paternity.

Also, she wants the remains of the deceased at Lee to be preserved until 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 said.

Ms.Wangui says shortly after they began a romantic relationship and out of the said union they were blessed with their first child and Murunga rented a house for her in Ruai.

According to the court documents the relationship started hitting rock bottom in 2017 when Murunga won the Matungu Parliamentary seat.

“Murunga never wanted the public nor his family to learn of the existence of our two children and even denied me his identification card for purposes of procuring birth certificates for the children,” she claimed.

The first time MP collapsed at his home on Saturday while in the company of his bodyguard and a domestic worker.

He had complained of breathing difficulties while inspecting construction works at his village home.

He would later succumb while he was being rushed to the St. Mary’s hospital in Mumias as the nearest hospital did not have oxygen.

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