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Man moves court order to stop burial of Laikipia Senator

By Kennedy Gachuhi | Updated Fri, July 14th 2017 at 00:00 GMT +3

A 29-year-old man has gone to court to stop burial of the late Laikipia Senator Godfrey Gitahi Kariuki.

Charles Maina Gitahi, a Nairobi businessman, wants to be recognised as GG Kariuki's biological son, and is accusing the family of the senator of sidelining him in the preparations for the burial that is slated for today.

Speaking to the press in Nakuru town, Mr Maina said he showed up at the senator's home a day after he died and was received well.

"The matter took a twist on the second day after I was denied a chance to be included in the organising committee and participate in planning for the burial," said Maina.

Asked why it took him so long to lodge the complaint, Maina said he has been trying to engage the family through dialogue but his efforts bore no fruits.

"I have been struggling to access the (burial preparations) meeting but I was barred. It is unfortunate that I could not attend his requiem mass," he said.[