A paternity test has matched the DNA of the late Matungu MP Justus Murunga to one of two children that his lover Agnes Wangui had claimed he sired.
DNA samples collected from the lawmaker’s remains confirmed that he fathered a 3-year-old girl, Asha Kutekha, who is named after the MP’s mother.
A paternity results report filed by pathologists Dr. M Mwangi and Dr. PM Maturi at the courts on Monday submits that there was a 99.9 percent chance that Murunga sired the girl based on DNA profiles generated from their buccal swabs.
“From the DNA profiling, the MP is the one who sired the 3-year-old girl while he is excluded from being the father of the 7-year-old boy,” the report states.
The courts ordered the paternity test after Agnes Wangui filed a petition seeking to have the burial of the late legislator stopped claiming she was in a seven-year relationship with the MP which bore them two children, a boy and a girl.
Crystal Lab Pathologists carried out the DNA profiling from buccal swabs samples collected from the children aged 7 and 3.
Wangui’s lawyer Danston Omari said his client will consequently file a succession suit to have the daughter inherit Murunga’s estate alongside other beneficiaries. She also wants to be declared as wife to the deceased while boy who returned negative DNA results will be listed as a dependant.
“The mother will be declared a wife for the purpose of succession and because there is no will they will be entitled to equal shares of the estate,” Omari said.