DNA results indicate late MP is biological father of Anne Thumbi's son
SEE ALSO :IEBC to set date for Kibra mini pollShe had sued the MP's mother Angeline Okoth, his wife Monica Okoth and Lee Funeral Home. Thumbi had wanted her son recognised as Okoth's son before the MP's funeral. In her application, Thumbi had attached a photo showing Okoth's mother with her grandson during one of their meetings. Also attached was a photo of Okoth carrying his young son. She also attached a birth certificate of her son that showed he bore the surname, Okoth. Thumbi had wanted the court to order that her son be a part of Okoth's funeral ceremony and that she be allowed to take DNA Samples from the MP's body.
SEE ALSO :MP’s widow disputes results of DNA testOmari told the Press that the said DNA sampling and testing was done under the strict guidelines of the law and a tight chain of custody from-collection, transportation, storage and testing. On August 1, the court had stopped the interment of Okoth's body after Thumbi demanded recognition of her child as the lawmaker's biological son. The Magistrates court had temporarily barred Okoth's mother and wife from conducting his burial or cremation. However, another court set aside the orders after Monica and Thumbi agreed to have the DNA test.
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