William Ntimama’s ‘son’ thrown out of funeral mass


A man who recently hit media headlines for claiming he is veteran politician William ole Ntimama’s son was thrown out of the latter’s funeral service at Motonyi in Narok County Wednesday, September 14.

George Njoroge Kariuki, 46, who had traveled to Ntimama’s home in Narok from Nairobi, was first barred from accessing the funeral mass. He, however, persisted and gained entry into the venue.

Nonetheless, his presence was short-lived after he was ejected from the funeral mass despite saying he was not plotting to cause trouble.

Ntimama’s funeral mass was attended by top government officials, among them President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Retired President Daniel Moi, Opposition leader Raila Odinga, CORD co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka among other leaders also graced the event.

Ntimama will be laid to rest Wednesday, September 14.

Last Friday, September 9, George Njoroge Kariuki moved to court to stop the burial of William Ole Ntimama claiming that the celebrated politician fathered him in 1969 and later abandoned his mother, who raised him as sole parent.

Mr Kariuki sought a court order to allow him extract tissue specimen from the deceased’s body to enable him conduct DNA test to affirm his claims.

He further wanted the court to issue temporary injunctions stopping Kilimani local chief from issuing burial permit and Lee funeral home be barred from releasing the body of the late veteran politician.

However, the High Court before Justice Joseph Onguto declined to certify Mr Kariuki’s application. Justice Joseph Onguto said that the plaintiff could have raised the issue earlier. Justice Onguto further declined to issue any temporary order, saying the matter could still be heard even after the burial of William Ole Ntimama takes place.

Njoroge said he learnt from his late mother in 1998 that he is a son of Ntimama after enquiring about his father’s whereabouts. He said people kept on telling him that he resembled Ntimama.

Njoroge said he did not come out then for fear that he would receive hostile treatment from Ntimama’s immediate family.

Njoroge expressed his fears that if the court hesitated to issue the orders he was seeking, his late “father” will be buried, and he will stand a chance of losing inheritance of his “father’s” property.



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