Court declines to block Ntimama burial in paternity case

September 9, 2016 5:18 pm
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According to the judge, the orders sought by George Kariuki alias George Kariuki Ntimama was made late in the day/MOSES MUOKI
According to the judge, the orders sought by George Kariuki alias George Kariuki Ntimama was made late in the day/MOSES MUOKI

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 9 – The late William ole Ntimama will be laid to rest next Wednesday as planned after a 60-year-old man failed to stop the funeral until a DNA test is conducted to prove that the politician sired him.

High Court Judge Joseph Onguto declined to issue orders directing that the body of the late Narok North politician be preserved for purposes of taking DNA samples.

According to the judge, the orders sought by George Kariuki alias George Kariuki Ntimama was made late in the day
“Where have you been for the last 60 years? I believe that would have been done even a year ago.”

The judge would hear none of it even after Kariuki through his advocate insisted that he has a right to be recognised as Ntimama’s son.

The family through lawyers Omwanza Ombati and Mark Ngatia pleaded with the court not to grant the orders sought as they would prejudice the ongoing burial arrangements.

In his suit papers, Kariuki claimed that Ntimama had acknowledged him and had promised to introduce him to his family.

“It would only be fair and just that my late father’s wish of me being recognised as his son be fulfilled even in death.” he submitted to the court.

Kariuki claims that during the 2007 General Election, Ntimama approached him and requested him to try and popularise the Orange Democratic Movement party in Central Kenya.

Kariuki was born in 1969 to Rebecca Wanjiku Ngibia who kept his paternity a secret as she did not want to embarrass Ntimama.

He goes on to claim that Ntimama financed his Parliamentary ambitions when he asked him to stand in Limuru in 2007 and donated Sh2 million and supplied him with two vehicles.

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