Court allows Nakuru family to test DNA of dead father

A file photo of the Nakuru Law Courts.
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A file photo of the Nakuru Law Courts.

A Nakuru court has allowed six family members to conduct DNA tests to prove their relationships with their deceased father to avert conflicts in future.

Senior Resident Magistrate Yvonne Khatambi allowed the family of Joseph Gaitho to test his remains before he is buried.

Gaitho died at Mediheal Hospital on January 2 and was to be buried on January 10.


The order followed an application by the six children for orders allowing Gaitho’s siblings to conduct the tests to establish paternity.

In the application dated January 6, the children said people out to embarrass them have threatened to exhume the body for the tests to be carried out.


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