27-year-old woman sues Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina for child neglect, wants Ksh200K monthly upkeep

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 11:38 | 2 mins read
Ledama Ole Kina. PHOTO/COURTESY

A 27-year-old woman identified as Esther Wanjiru Gatume has sued Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina for child neglect and wants the legislator to pay Ksh200,000 per month for the upkeep of their One-year-old son.

She filed the application at Milimani Law Courts through her lawyer Ojijo Senaji Advocates.

“That this honourable court is pleased to order the respondent to pay interim maintenance of Ksh200,000 per month, being child support for the minor herein pending hearing and determination of this application,” the application read in part.

Wanjiru is also asking the court to compel the Senator to pay for the minor’s school fees and related expenses and to include the minor in his medical cover pending the hearing and determination of the suit.

She asserts that the respondent is a member of parliament and a prolific businessman with steady income and excessive means to provide for the minor.

In the suit documents November 25, 2021, Wanjiru claims she met the senator in September 2019 and began an intimate relationship that led to the birth of the child in October 2020.

She claims the Senator abandoned her immediately after she got pregnant and cut off communication with her.

“That when I conceived and realized I was pregnant I immediately informed the respondent that he was going to be a father but to my dismay and utter shock the respondent cut off communication with me,” part of her affidavit read.

The lady, through a certificate of urgency filed in court, claims she went through the pregnancy period alone without any assistance from the senator.

She later informed the senator of the birth of his son and asked him to step up as his biological father but the senator ignored her.

Through advocate Ojijo, the lady further claims she has since lost her job and cannot manage to take care of her child.

She claims the senator has a constitutional and legal obligation to be responsible as a biological parent of the minor.