Bungoma MP Aspirant Moses Nandalwe has been sued by his ex-wife Elizabeth Were for kidnapping two of their minors and taking them to his rural home Sirisia within Bungoma County.
Were, a Journalist with the Star Newspaper wants the court to order the Sirisia MP hopeful to produce the minors in court and a legal custody order be granted to her.
She accuses the politician of abducting the two-year-old and one-year-old minors, throwing her out of the vehicle they were traveling in and also taking her phone.
Through lawyer Danstan Omari, she says Nandalwe then used her phone to log into her Facebook account and posted a photo of him and the minors without her knowledge claiming she gave him the kids.
The Facebook post reads; “Good night friends. I gave him his kids. I can’t continue fighting him in court. He has been a good husband. I regret as I was misled into taking wrong decision to quit marriage.”
Were explains that on November 29, 2021, Nandalwe through her family members requested to have access to the minors to gift them for Christmas.
“Out of my goodwill and anyway he is their father, I agreed to have him access the minors at Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi at around 9:50am,” she says in court documents.
She says during the meeting, Nandalwe indicated that he had a flight back to Eldoret scheduled for 12 noon so he requested if they would accompany him to the airport before them being dropped off to the hospital as one of the kids was not feeling well.
At around 10:50 am together with the minors and in company of three other men left for the Airport but on reaching Nyayo stadium, the ex-husband took her mobile phone and threw her out of the vehicle as he left with the two children. She says she has since reported the matter at Industrial Area Prison.
Were says the minors are girls of tender years in need of motherly care and one of them is still breastfeeding and the same is affecting her as their mother both psychologically and physically.
She says she is concerned that the children are not safe and their welfare is being prejudiced as Nandalwe is an absent father and a politician who leaves home very early in the morning to go and campaign and comes back home very late at night.
“He has very limited interaction with the minors and the minors are forced to be raised by hired hands,”she says.
She says she met Nandalwe in 2016 and entered into a relationship which shortly turned into a romantic one.
It is her contention that she has been physically, mentally and emotionally abused during and after their relationship of more than 5 years where the minors herein have shared in this unfortunate association.
She says the abusive behavior of Nandalwe has morphed into a situation where she fears for her life and those of her children.