Court halts case of 'lost' son claimed by former Kenya VP family By PAUL OGEMBA in Nairobi | Friday, November 16 2012 at 15:14
A High Court in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has stopped a magistrate’s court in Nakuru (about 152km west of Nairobi) from proceedings with a case filed by a couple claiming that the son of late Internal Security minister George Saitoti is their child.
Justice Isaac Lenaola issued the orders following an urgent application by Prof Saitoti’s widow Margaret and her son Zachary Musengi.
“Having read the application of Mrs Saitoti and her son, am satisfied that the orders sought in the circumstances are justifiable and direct that the case filed by Sebastian Maina Ngunju seeking leave to file criminal case against Mrs Saitoti should not proceed,” ruled Judge Lenaola.
Mrs Saitoti and her son filed the application claiming that the suit by the couple was an ulterior motive by fraudsters to extort money from the family and divert public attention from the ongoing commission of inquiry into the helicopter crash that killed Prof Saitoti last June
Prof Saitoti, a powerful political figure served as Kenya's Vice-President for several years between 1989 and December 1997 and again from 1999 - 2002.
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