By Wahome Thuku
But an urgent application to have the burial stopped was rejected by High Court judge David Onyancha.
Ms Kinyanjui 36, filed the suit at the Milimani Court in Nairobi claiming she had been sidelined in all the burial arrangements.
Magugu a former Githunguri MP died on Saturday at his home in Kiambu after a long illness.
Magugu won the Githunguri seat five times between 1969 and 1988. Then he served as a powerful minister in several dockets including Finance and Transport. He lost it to former vice president Dr Josphat Karanja then Mr Njehu Gatabaki only to recapture it in 2002. Due to his failing health he did not defend the seat in 2007.
Ms Kinyanjui claims Magugu’s first wife has sidelined her despite initial indications that she would be involved. She also claims that Wairimu has published falsehood that she is not Magugu’s daughter.
In a birth certificate she attached to the application indicates she was born on June 14, 1976 at Matter Hospital in Nairobi. It names Magugu as the father.
She also attached noted by Magugu to her mother forwarding her upkeep and education fees. Ms Kinjanjui said the former minister supported her in his lifetime and that she supported him when he was ailing.
She says the family had excluded her name in the newspapers obituaries and diminished her economic prospects.