A woman has moved to court seeking to have the body of a child she sired with renowned lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui exhumed.
TabbyRose Wanja Wamwitha accuses Kinyanjui of being a member of the freemason.
“The applicant believes the 4th respondent practices and participates in harmful religious practices known as freemason,” reads court papers.
Wanja wants the body of the girl, who died on October 14th, 2017 at the MP Shah Hospital, exhumed for autopsy by a public pathologist, saying she has strong reasons to believe that there was foul play in her death. She also wants the court to allow her to bury her daughter on her piece of land or a neutral place.
The petitioner accuses Kinyanjui of failing to support the child’s medical treatment, saying she suffered from down syndrome and heart complications prior to her death.
The woman says her daughter had a fever a day before she died, and despite her insisting on taking the minor to the hospital, Kinyanjui refused.
“The applicant forcefully took the infant to the hospital the next morning being the same day the deceased passed away,” she says.
She further claims that after the infant’s death, she suggested that the minor be buried at Lang’ata Cemetery or on her land in Maai Mahiu after a postmortem had been done, in which both parties agreed.
She says this did not happen as lawyer Kinyanjui changed the place of burial and had a secret autopsy conducted by a pathologist known to him. She adds that since the burial, she has visited the graveyard once.
Wanja’s sister opposed her application, saying the body of her niece should not be exhumed.
She added that her sister was never married to Kinyanjui and that the family was involved at every stage of the burial plans until the body was interred at the lawyer’s farm.
“I have however kept in touch with the lawyer since they parted ways with my sister and I would be the first to know if indeed she has been blocked from attending my deceased niece’s grave,” she said in court documents.
She termed the application by her sister as being made in bad faith and ought to be dismissed as lacking in justification and merit.
“It is wrong to so casually seek to disturb the rest of the deceased infant on such baseless and unfounded allegations that are not backed by any iota of evidence and more or so found on wild speculations,” the woman said.
The court will rule on the matter on November 12th.