DNA test confirms Ken Okoth fathered Anne Thumbi’s son

By Vincent Kejitan | Thursday, Sep 5th 2019 at 16:10
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A DNA test that was conducted on nominated MCA Anne Thumbi’s son has confirmed that the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth was his father.

There had been a dispute after the demise of the MP and Thumbi filed an application to have the boy recognised as Okoth’s son before his father was interred.

During the MP’s funeral service, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko revealed that Okoth and Thumbi had a son and he said he would ensure the legislator’s family recognised the minor to make sure he does not suffer.

“Ken will not forgive me if I don’t save the situation. Ken fell in love with a nurse called Anita from the Sonko rescue team.

“In 2017, he asked me to help him nominate his second wife to the County Assembly and out of respect for him, I nominated Ann Thumbi,” said the governor.

Okoth succumbed to colorectal cancer and was cremated at Kariokor on August 3, 2019.

The MP’s body was cremated at a private function, ending the protracted debate on where to bury him and which method to use after differences emerged between culture and his will.

There was a split after a section of family members insisted Okoth be buried and not cremated as that would be a taboo.

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