But the row in the wider Ouko-Seda family was not the only domestic concern Dr Ouko had just before his murder. His wife Christabel explained:
“About a month or two ago we were in Nairobi and had been out to dinner. We had a happy evening. When we got home my husband said that something had been bothering him for some time. He then said that in a moment of weakness he had had an affair with another woman and there was a child as a result of this. He said he wanted to get it off his chest. I had no previous knowledge of this, this may have been two months ago
The ‘other woman’ was Herine Violas Ogembo.
In May 1983 Herrine Ogembo gave birth to a daughter who Dr Ouko acknowledged was his and made monthly payments to support the child.