• The wealthy businessman also went in depth about the intricate and difficult custody details involving his 8-year-old son.
Businessman Kennedy Rapudo is getting candid about his court battle with his second baby mama regarding co-parenting their 8-year-old son.
The process began in December last year. The baby mama wants their son to visit Rapudo's home under supervision plus concern about Amber's online habits on her popular social media page.
"As far as I am concerned the house belongs to a wife. How do I convince my wife that my son is supposed to be here with another house help? Does that even make sense?" sharing her concerns about the well-being of their son Nate.
The boy in question was recently a no-show at his birthday party planned by the businessman. On that day, he penned his frustration, in a long post.
He is now opening up about his legal battle to have his son. Speaking to Mungai Eve Wednesday, Sep 20, the father of 3 said he has been trying to obey the court judgment about joint custody.
The first interim order gave Rapudo access to his son twice a month.
"When the hearing was done they gave out a verdict that I was to have custody. On the said date I went to his school bought him a gift, and surprised him with gifts. The mother showed up 40 minutes later. That weekend was mine. I hired him as a driver. I also told him to bring him to my premises, the mother is aware," claimed Rapudo.
He also told Mungai Eve that his baby mama instead told the driver that that arrangement was not possible "The mother told him she can't release him yet, coz it is his birthday the next day. That's what the driver told me."
"So she denied me once again and we had paid for the birthday set up kila kitu. I had even invited some of his other friends. And I sent a driver and she refused, why? So I was really heartbroken."
Rapudo said he had sued his baby mama in December last year for disclosing information to a blogger about him being a deadbeat.
"I never want my son to grow up and see I was never there to support him and that's why I took this his matter to court," saying he wanted access to his son too.
Rapudo pays school fees, and related expenses plus sh30k per month. "When the judgment came out ont the 1st of Sep, the next day I took her vouchers worth sh30k," He said she rejected and returned the voucher demanding for cash instead.
He did as she requested, "This is for food and toiletries," The businessman also told Mungai Eve that he has bought a car for his son's transport needs.
"The car was around Sh830k and a driver as well. I'm paying him a salary," he added about fulfilling his end of the court decree. "My lawyer told me it is unfair to pay sh30k yet she is working. He was of the opinion I shoudl be paying sh10k."
The joint custody of the child is also a challenge. "We are supposed to have equal custody. Let's says he closes for 2 months. I have him the first month, do I still have to send her this sh30k yet I'm with my son?"
The lawyer is seeking a fresh interpretation from the court about this court decision.
"It has been frustrating. I have seen him once. When I sued her in Dec, the judge said I will be having him once every 2 weeks. and that was very painful for me." Nonetheless, he chose to obey the court's judgment.
"My son loves me to the moon and back. He is my only biological son, and all I want to do is be with him."