A family in Nakuru was on Friday allowed by the Nakuru Court to conduct DNA tests on their late father to avert conflicts in the future.
The children of Joseph Gaitho moved to court seeking court orders to be allowed to conduct the test on their father who died on January 2, 2020 at Mediheal Hospital.
The six children who filed the application are John Mwago, Jecinta Mweru, Jennifer Wairimu, Michael Muchiri, Dominic Mathea and Virginia Njoki.
The children in their application told the court that there are people who will want to embarrass them over the paternity.
The children claimed that there are people who have threatened to exhume the body of their late father who was set to be buried on January 10 for the tests to be conducted to establish paternity.
“The DNA test should be carried out by a private diagnostic laboratory assisted by a government pathologist for credibility. The DNA is being done on good faith,” said the six children in their application as quoted by nation.co.ke.
Senior Resident Magistrate Yvonne Khatambi allowed the family’s application and ordered a government pathologist to extract samples of the DNA which will be tested at a government chemist.
“Having carefully considered the application, I find it has merit,” ruled magistrate Khatambi.
The case will be mentioned on January 28.