DNA For Alleged Ken Okoths Son Out, Is He The Father?

The results from a DNA test carried out to determine whether the son of nominated MCA Anne Muthoni Thumbi was sired by the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth, was released on Thursday, September 5.

According to Nation, the results confirmed that there was a 99.99 per cent match, thereby confirming that the minor was fathered by the late MP.

A sample of the late legislators DNA had been collected before he was cremated, amid dispute regarding the son’s lineage.

Nairobi Nominated MCA Anne Thumbi, deceased Kibra MP Ken Okoth and their son Jayden Okoth.
Nairobi Nominated MCA Anne Thumbi, deceased Kibra MP Ken Okoth and their son Jayden Okoth.

Thumbi’s son, known as Jayden, had been the subject of a protracted debate, after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko spilt the beans regarding the late Okoth’s romantic affair with the MCA.

The governor, while speaking at the memorial service of the late MP at Moi Girl’s High School in Kibra, on August 1, lambasted Okoth’s family over the alleged exclusion of the nominated MCA and her son, from funeral arrangements.

Ms Thumbi had moved to court through her lawyer Elkana Mogaka, to have Okoth’s family recognise Jayden as the late legislator’s son.

She then went ahead and declared that she was ready to take a DNA test, if that was what it would take for them to accept her son as a member of the family.

While speaking to Citizen TV reporter Dorcas Wangira, on August 3, 2019, Okoth’s nephew, Evans Oluoch had disclosed that the family was fully aware of Jayden as well as his mother.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth and Nominated MCA Anne Thumbi engaging residents of Nairobi at a past event
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth and Nominated MCA Anne Thumbi engaging residents of Nairobi at a past event