BY PHOEBE WANJOHI.
A Nairobi court has stopped the burial of Matungu Member of Parliament Justus Murunga, pending the determination of a paternity dispute filed by a woman claiming to be his mistress.
Senior Principal Magistrate A. N. Makau stopped the burial pending hearing and determination of the petition filed by the mother of two, identified as Agnes Wangui Wambiri.
Wambiri through lawyer Danstan Omari, claims to have two children with the late MP. She accused Christabel Murunga and Grace Murunga, the MP’s widows of conspiring to deny her and her children access and participation in the burial arrangements and the actual burial event.
Wambiri claims she has known the late MP for seven years and they were blessed with two children.
She said she 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 the Sewage area in Ruai,” she says in court documents.
She says the deceased told her he lived at Utawala with Christabel and thus, around May 2016 he rented a house for her and their son at Ruai. “The deceased used to pay our monthly rent and maintenance costs for the child by channeling the amounts to my M-pesa numbers,” she claims.
Wambiri, however, claims her relationship with the deceased started to hit the rocks in 2017 when the MP won the Matungu parliamentary seat.