BY SAM ALFAN.
Two widows of Matungu MP Justus Murunga now want a mistress who has sued to stop his burial directed to deposit Sh10 million in court for security.
In case Ms Agnes Wangui fails to deposit the money, Christabel Murunga and Grace Murunga want the court to set aside the order obtained by the mother of two.
The two widows said the money will act as security to cater for burial expenses and fee for cancelation of services to be rendered during the burial.
A Nairobi court stopped the burial on Thursday, pending the determination of a paternity dispute the mistress has filed.
Senior Principal Magistrate A. N. Makau stopped the burial pending hearing of the case next week.
Wanguu through lawyer Danstan Omari, claims to have two children with the late MP and has accused Christabel and Grace of conspiring to deny her and her children access and participation in the burial arrangements and the actual burial event.
But in reply, the widows said the National Assembly is catering for the preservation of the body at the Lee Funeral home and that will be catered until November 26.
They added that they do not know the children alleged sired by Murunga.
Further, they said the allegations cannot be verified and it will be a big loss if the burial is stopped and it turns out that the woman’s claims are false.
Both women claim that their husband never informed them he had children with another woman.
But Wangui 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.