By Wahome Thuku
Jacquiline Njambi Kinyanjui, who claims to be Magugu’s daughter, has filed a suit at the High Court seeking to be allowed to participate in the burial scheduled for Friday.
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.
A birth certificate she attached to the application indicates she was born on June 14, 1976 at Mater Hospital in Nairobi. It names Magugu as the father.
She also attached notes by Magugu to her mother forwarding her upkeep and education fees.
Kinyanjui said the former minister supported her in his lifetime and that she helped him when he was ailing.