A Nairobi-based businessman has come out claiming to be son of the late Laikipia Senator GG Kariuki.
Mr Charles Maina, 29, on Thursday filed a case before a Nakuru court demanding recognition. He wants the court to compel Mr Kariuki’s family to include him in the burial programme and recognize him as a son of the veteran politician.
Addressing journalists at the Rift Valley Sports Club in Nakuru, Mr Maina said he also wants the court to order extraction of tissue samples from GG’s body for a DNA analysis to prove his paternity.
He said he had no intention of disrupting the burial, adding that his efforts to reach out to the family had been frustrated.
“I had first attempted to reach out to the family but they were hostile and that is why l moved to court,” he said.
“They never even included me as a family member in the memorial service of my father.”
His goal, he said, is just to be recognised by the late senator’s family as one of their own. In the suit, he also wants the court to declare that he is entitled by law to bear GG Kariuki’s name.
Hearing of the case was scheduled for Friday morning. The court will also determine whether tissue samples will be taken from the senator’s body for DNA analysis before his burial tomorrow at his Rumuruti farm.