He confessed his story to Maina Kageni on Monday morning conversation, where the topic was about men taking DNA tests to find out the paternity of their children. He said
I took a vasectomy and two years down the line, my wife got pregnant. I’m raising a child who I know isn’t mine, but she isn’t aware I know this.
According to an article published this past weekend by Daily Nation, paternity testing data from DNA Testing Services reveals that at least 30% of Kenyan men who verify paternity discover they’re not the biological fathers of their children #MainaAndKingangi.
What’s worse is that the Government chemist estimates the number could be higher towards half of men who ask for DNA turn out not to be the fathers.
Most male callers said they would rather live life without knowing if they are the real fathers.
If you’re not listening to Classic 105, you are missing out big time.
Countless men confessed how they have secret wives and children out there and will never be man enough to tell their wives.
They all pledged to die with their secret because their wives are ‘SIMBAS’ who will give them hell if this information is shared.
This discussion arose after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko shared the late Ken Okoths secret of a wife and son out there.
Maina Kageni had some interesting thoughts about Sonko not keeping secrets
The truth will set your free, Sonko did the right thing coz if they had hidden that child we would have found out when he is 18, why do you go out there to have more kids, don’t you have enough? Why can’t y’all just keep your zippers up? Seriously! Why are you causing a situation? I find that a very lame excuse there is something called protection if you really must go skinny dipping.’
This did not perturb men, who called in confessing their naughty deeds.
One man said
I have one person out there, I can’t tell my wife itakuwa shida nyumbani, coz I found out by surprise my other woman was pregnant, saa huu wangu ako seven months na bibi yangu hajui, sitamwambia, hiyo ni shida, sasa akitokelezea nikikufa ni sawa
How do you expect us to tell our wives we have other families out there? If you tell her you will definitely die, and live a miserable life. Telling your wife is wrong wacha let things take its own course when you die
Two other men called in saying
It’s not wrong to have kids out there, it’s not wrong to have another woman out there but now the problem is when we don’t come out early enough, remember no lie lives forever, my brother has 13 children in his burial affected the wife, it affected the entire family.
So girls, do you see they would rather you be left to handle the drama on your own? Read one more confession
We all want to mourn our late Bro Hon. Ken Okoth and respect his family especially the mother. Ken was a diligent leader who did everything to uplift the lives of Kibra constituents and Nairobi in general. However, even as we mourn, we are cognizant of the fact that Ken had a son with one of the nominated Nairobi County Assembly (MCA) members by the name Ann Thumbi alias Anita. The two love birds did not hide the fact that they shared a son. Unfortunately today, Anita was stopped at the Lee funeral home as she took their son to pay last respect to his father. Who does that ?!. In spite of denials from some members of the family, it’s clear that Ken recognised and was there for his son as demonstrated by pictures and various documented correspondences. On 5th of July 2019, as the Governor of Nairobi, I received a text from one of Anita’s colleagues who said Anita was emotionally down and worried about the health of her son’s father, Hon. Ken Okoth.The MP out of paternal love of his son had reportedly called her to ask her to take care of their son. She then appealed to me to help them fly to Paris to visit the ailing Ken after ambassador Judy Wakhungu posted a picture of the late MP in a Paris hospital. On the 6th I obliged to her appeal and asked them to send me copies of their passports. I proceeded to pay two tickets for the two to travel and also booked a hotel in Paris. Fortunately, a few days later, as we waited for their Visa processing, MCA Doris, a colleague of Anita, sent me a text saying Hon. Okoth had returned to Kenya but appeared very weak. Thus the Paris trip was aborted. My humble appeal is that even as we prepare to bury Ken, let’s not forget his son. He too needs and has a RIGHT to participate in the send-off of his beloved dad. As such, it’s our duty to protect the right of the child. As a leader, I offer my support to the family of the late Ken as they undergo a difficult moment of mourning a husband, a father, a son, a brother. The family should accept Hon. Okoth’s son enjoys legal protection and recognition #ripkenokoth
A man who claims to be the biological father of Prof George Saitoti’s only son has resurfaced seeking a DNA test to prove the paternity of Zachary Musengi Saitoti.
Sebastian Maina Ngunju has been in and out of court over the parentage of Stephen Wachira alias Musengi. In 2013, the dispute was marked as settled after Ngunju and his wife agreed to never lay claim over Musengi.
The consent read, “An order of prohibition is issued to permanently bar the couple or their family members from contacting Musengi or Margaret Saitoti directly or indirectly in respect of the allegations that they are the parents of Zachary.”
But in the fresh documents filed in court, Ngunju through Victor Wesonga advocates says the consent is unlawful as it was entered without his authority and knowledge. They challenged the consent and also appealed unsuccessfully against it.
Ngunju maintains he is the biological father of one Stephen Wachira who is now under the custody and care of Margaret Saitoti allegedly under a different name of Zachary Saitoti.
“I have undergone untold suffering and agony. The ripple effect has also been experienced with other members of my family,” read part of the court documents.
He says his claim to paternity is sound and made from well-founded facts based on investigations by police officers. He claims that Margaret has three sons all of whom bear the name Zachary Musengi and all of whom have been brought up by her though not her biological children.
“I have learnt from the police and private investigations that the defendant kidnapped and abducted one Stephen Wachira alias Musengi who is currently under the acre and custody of Margaret. She continues to lay parental claim over my son,” says Ngunju.
Ngunju avers that in order to lay the matter to rest, a DNA should be conducted. The DNA he says will aid court in reaching the final truth and in making a justiciable verdict on the paternity of Stephen wachira alias Zachary beyond any reasonable doubt.
“This case is the only remaining legal avenue available to me to access my son after the previous legal and out of court process attempts to settle the matter was thwarted by Margaret’s interference calculated at denying me and my family access to justice,” he says
Ngunju wants court to declare that he is the biological father of Musengi. Also sought is an order that they all be subjected to a DNA test to prove biological paternity and that the results be later forwarded to court as evidence.