Matungu MP Justus Murunga’s first wife, Christabel Murunga says the family will demand Sh10 million for mortuary bills from her husband’s alleged lover, Agnes Wangui.
Christabel said Wangui, who obtained court orders stopping the MP’s burial, will be forced to pay the amount if she does not review her demands in a paternity suit she filed.
In her response to Wangui’s suit, Christabel insists that Murunga only had two wives, and Wangui is not one of them.
“Neither myself nor second defendant, Grace Murunga (her co-wife) knows the plaintiff or her children,” she states in an affidavit filed on Friday.
She termed the court injunction as disruptive, saying the family had already agreed to have Murunga laid to rest on November 28th.
“We have been informed that due to the existing COVID-19 guidelines, the deceased should be interred the earliest possible,” Christabel adds.
She clarified that she is not opposed to Wangui’s application to have DNA samples extracted from her late husband’s body for analysis to confirm the paternity of Wangui’s two children.
On Wednesday, Wangui obtained a court order stopping the burial of Murunga until her case is heard and determined.
She also wants to be recognized as family and be allowed to participate in Murunga’s burial arrangements together with her two kids.
Wangui says she entered into a romantic relationship with Murunga in 2012, leading to the birth of the two minors aged seven and three years. She expressed concern that her children will be left out of their father’s estate.
Murunga succumbed to Covid-19 complications while being taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Mumias on November 14th.