In Summary
  • The family is embroiled in a dispute after the Odingas accused Ms Lwam of sidelining the twins that Fidel sired with another woman.

  • Ida and Winnie hold that Lwam is aware of the two children, but she has chosen to sideline them.

  • Ms Lwam says the birth certificates attached by the Odingas do not show who the father of the twins is, and that they were born six months after Fidel’s death.

A judge has ordered for a DNA test to be conducted on twins allegedly sired by the son of ODM leader Raila Odinga’s son Fidel Castro Odinga to confirm their paternity.

Justice Aggrey Muchelule further directed the family members to cooperate during the extraction of blood samples among other requirements. The parties, including Fidel’s widow Lwam Getachew Bekele, his mother Ida Odinga and sister Winnie were asked to decide where the tests will be conducted.

And although the family wanted the media barred from covering the proceedings, arguing that it was an intrusion to privacy, Justice Muchelule said the matter was brought to an open court and the media was free to report so long as the minors are not mentioned.

The family is embroiled in a dispute after the Odingas accused Ms Lwam of sidelining the twins that Fidel sired with another woman. Ida and Winnie hold that Lwam is aware of the two children, but she has chosen to sideline them.

But despite mentioning the twins, Ida and Winnie say in the same court filings that the child Lwam gave birth to, is the only descendant of Fidel.

Ida and Winnie have also accused Lwam of withdrawing her son with Fidel from formal schooling and denying them access to the child.

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