By DAVID ODONGO AND SOLOMON KOKO
A woman has claimed that an MP has abandoned a child he fathered with her.
The woman has told a Nairobi court that Igembe Central MP Kubai Kiringo deserted their home after he won the elections in March and now lives at Roosters Hotel on Thika Road.
Kendi Kibui wants Kiringo ordered to pay Sh250,000 every month for the upkeep of the seven-year-old child.
According to court documents, the MP has been ordered to temporarily pay Sh100,000 per month for maintenance of the child pending the hearing of the suit. He has also been ordered to clear school fees arrears amounting to Sh115,500 as well as to take a medical cover for the child.
But the MP has questioned the paternity of the child. In a replying affidavit he has said that he only had a casual affair with her for two days sometimes in 2003.
But according to court documents from Kendi, the two were engaged in an intimate relationship in 1998 that resulted in a child being born in 2006.
“The defendant is a Member of Parliament for Igembe Central and is also a prominent businessman earning over Sh3.8 million monthly and is thus capable of maintaining his child,” the court papers say.
In her earlier application, Kendi had demanded Sh250,000 monthly from Kinui, claiming she was spending Sh50,000 on food, Sh45,000 on rent, Sh10,000 for her househelp and Sh30,000 for entertainment.
She further demanded Sh15,000 for gas and electricity, Sh7,000 for water, Sh15,000 for security and garbage, Sh30,000 for clothes and Sh23,000 for school uniform.
In a replying affidavit, Kibui claims that he knew Kendi sometime in 2000 when she used to live and work in Maua.
He claims that there was no cohabitation or marriage between them and they were not intimate friends.