He wanted me to abort – woman sues Speaker Lusaka over ‘his unborn baby’, demands 200K per month for child support

By Collins Osanya On Mon, 21 Jun, 2021 13:04 | < 1 min read
National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has been taken to court over alleged refusal to take paternity roles after allegedly impregnating a woman.
Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka.Photo/courtesy.

National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has been taken to court over refusal to take up paternity roles after he allegedly impregnated a woman.

Through lawyer Danstan Omari, the woman who is three months pregnant wants the Speaker to support her with a Ksh200,000 monthly upkeep.

She told the court that she has been intimate with the Speaker for more than a year and that two have in several instances engaged in unprotected sex.

According to court papers, the woman fell out with Lusaka after he insisted on termination of the pregnancy. 

“The applicant declined to accede to the proposal and now she is three months pregnant and counting since she discovered that she was expectant of Lusaka’s child,” the court papers read.

Court papers further stated that the woman was willing and ready to go for prenatal paternity test to confirm that Lusaka is responsible for the pregnancy. 

The woman further said that Lusaka left her to her own means and that she has been going through pregnancy complications which potentially threaten the life of their unborn child.

“Lusaka’s defiant and brazen refusal to accept responsibility and assist the applicant to access esteemed hospitals capable of giving her highest standard of prenatal care threaten the life of their unborn child and is, therefore, in sharp contravention with the constitutional safeguards of life which begins at conception,” the court papers stated. 

The woman told the court that Lusaka denied any association with the pregnancy even after the two knowingly engaged in unprotected sex.

The matters was brought before High Court judge James Makau.

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