73-year-old man sues son for upkeep, demands 20 per cent of his salary

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 3 Dec, 2021 12:12 | < 1 min read
73-year-old Gideon Cherowo Kisira PHOTO/COURTESY

A man who hails from Bungoma county is the talk of town after he sued his son demanding for upkeep.

Gideon Cherowo Kisira, filed a suit in court demanding that his son who is an employee at the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) parts with 20 per cent of his salary.

According to the 73-year-old man, his son who was financially stable had never set aside cash for the upkeep of his parents who struggled to take care of him when he was growing up.

Kisira said that his son who is aged 48 should have done the honorable thing and assisted them financially.

ā€œI used all the resources I had to enable the defendant to be in a good position so that he can help us. Right now, my wife and I are in a horrible state yet we have a son who is working. I pray that since the defendant has a good salary, I request for 20 per cent of his salary to be given to me as the father,ā€ the old man told the court.

He said that he was forced to sell his land which is located in Cheptais in Bungoma county and used it to educate him from primary school to the university.

He says he also gave the son a quarter of an acre, paid dowry for his wife, which he says cost him four cows.

Kisira said that the son has never gone to their rural home for 17 years and that they rarely hear from him.

According to a local newspaper, the man lives in a two-roomed mud house.

His bathroom is made of banana leaves in the same compound where he stays with his wife.