Following the death of a former Nyanza Provincial Commissioner, Isaiah Cheluget, a man from Bomet is claiming kinship with the family.
A businessman in Bomet town, Moses Kipkirui Cheluget alleges that late Cheluget was his father, and was briefly married to his mother when he was born at the suburbs of Bomet town in 1983.
Cheluget, 34, says his mother Jane Cherono, is a Form 3 dropout of Narok mixed boarding secondary school where he alleges the deceased had enrolled her.
He claimed that his mother was forced to leave Kyogong secondary school while in form two due to pregnancy by the late administrator who he alleges sired him.
Kipkirui says he had a cordial relation with his late father and family members, but since he left no will, he feared that he might be sidelined by other family members who controlled the family businesses.
He said although his mother was not officially married to his late father in church or traditionally, the deceased had been supporting him through secondary education and in college both socially and financially.
Burial arrangements were at an advanced stage and the late Cheluget, who died last Monday, will be laid to rest at his Litein home in Kericho County on Wednesday next week.
The deceased was the chairman of Myoot Kipsigis council of elders, Kericho chapter, and was in the forefront in the protection of the Mau water tower.
Kipkirui says he has been visiting his father at his Dunga Beach home in Kisumu City, and that he had promised to allocate him a plot from his 20 acre land in the city.
In a telephone interview with a family member, the last born brother of the deceased, Christopher Cheluget confirmed that indeed Kipkirui was the son of his late brother.
The family member said his late brother has been making frequent visits to Bomet town, while supervising businesses and greeting the family of his son by another wife, who has not been officially introduced at their Litein home.
He also claimed that Kipkirui visited his late brother frequently in his Kisumu home, and used to attend family functions under the invitation of the deceased.
Source: Kenya News Agency