A children’s court has ordered Bungoma politician Moses Nandalwe to produce two minors he allegedly took forcefully from his ex-wife, Elizabeth Were.
Magistrate Festus Terer directed Nandalwe to bring the two children to court without failure for an interpretation hearing in an application filed by his ex-wife.
Were, a journalist, accuses the parliamentary aspirant of kidnapping two of their minors on November 29, 2021, and taking them to his rural home in Sirisia, Bungoma County.
Through her lawyer Danstan Omari, she stated that she wants the two minors produced in court and their legal custody granted to her.
Were accused Nandalwe of abducting their two children, one aged two and the other aged one. She also claimed that Nandalwe threw her out of the vehicle they were travelling in before taking away her phone.
After taking the phone, Were claimed that her estranged husband used her phone to log into her Facebook account and posted a photo of him and the kids without her knowledge, claiming that she surrendered the kids to him.
Were further explained that on November 29, 2021, Nandalwe through his family members had requested to have access to the minors to hand them Christmas gifts.
“Out of my goodwill, I agreed to have him access the minors at Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi at around 9:50 am,” she says in court documents.
She added that during the meeting, Nandalwe indicated that he had a flight back to Eldoret scheduled for noon and therefore requested them to accompany him to the airport before she could take one of the minors who was unwell to the hospital.
At around 10:50 am, together with the minors and in the company of three other men, they left for the Airport but on reaching Nyayo stadium, Were’s ex-husband took her mobile phone and threw her out of the vehicle as he left with the two children.
The matter was later reported at Industrial Area Prison.