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Paternity of former Cabinet Minister’s son still in question 6 years after his death

By NYABOGA KIAGE December 23rd, 2018 1 min read

A man wants former Cabinet Minister Gorge Saitoti’s body be exhumed and a DNA test carried out to establish whether he is the biological father of Zachary Musengi.

Speaking in Nairobi on Sunday, Mr Sebastian Nguju, who claims to be Musengi’s father, said that there was need of a test to be conducted in order to establish the truth about Musengi’s paternity.

He claimed that Mr Musengi, who is now 33 years old, was kidnapped 20 years ago from their Subukia home.

Mr Nguju said that the real name of their son is Stephen Wachira.


He also urged the police to start fresh investigations into the matter.

“I have hope in the office of the DCI and that of the DPP and I’m sure they will help me get justice,” he said.

Mr Nguju said that he decided to consult various human Rights organisations inside the country and in Harare, Zimbabwe and the ICC in Tanzania.


He first appeared in the public in 2012 when they filed a case in Nakuru seeking to be allowed to to institute a private prosecution against Mr Saitoti’s family. He was enjoined in the case with his wife Ms Elizabeth Maina.

The late Prof Saitoti, along side his Assistant Minister in the Internal Security Ministry, Orwa Ojode, perished on June 10, 2012 when the police helicopter they were travelling in crashed in Ngong Hills shortly after taking off from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport.

The plane crash also claimed the lives of two pilots and two bodyguards.