UDA nominates Ken Okoth’s widow Ann Thumbi to Nyeri assembly
The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party has awarded the second wife to the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth by nominating her to the County Assembly of Nyeri.
Ann Muthoni Thumbi is among the eight people listed in the Kenyan gazette notice dated September 9.
Ms Thumbi hails from Tetu Constituency, Nyeri County.
She was among the people seeking for MP seat position in Nyeri but was asked to step down during the party primaries in favour of the other candidate and promised a position.
The UDA party swept the majority of the seats in Nyeri county as well as the entire Mt Kenya region.
Her name hit the headlines first following the death of the late MP in July 2019 as she revealed to have sired a child with him.
The famous lady who is a nurse by profession was defended by the former Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko, who claimed that the late MP had a solid relationship with her.
Ms Thumbi, also managed to delay the final journey of the late MP.
She said that the late was the biological father of her son, and wanted the family to recognise her.
The DNA test revealed that the late was the father of Ms Thumbi’s son.
However, Monica Okoth, the wife of the deceased, disputed the DNA results that were presented to the court.
However, after much back and forth, the two settled the matter amicably after the intervention of the ODM party that sponsored the MP to the Parliament.
Following the agreement, Ms Thumbi’s son was listed as Okoth’s child and hence entitled to the inheritance of the wealth that was left.
Ms Thumbi was nominated to the Nairobi County Assembly by the Jubilee Party in 2017 and was a member of four county committees.
The late lawmaker, Mr Okoth, succumbed to cancer after battling it for a long time.
He died during his second term in office and the Kibra MP.