• “When I conceived and realised I was pregnant, I immediately informed the senator that he was going to be a father but to my dismay and utter shock he cut off communication with me,” she said.
A woman has moved to court seeking to compel Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina to pay child support for their one-year-old son.
In court papers seen by the Star, the woman claims she met the senator in September 2019 and soon after they were in an intimate relationship for a substantive period of time.
Through Lawyer Ojijo Kepher, she says they were blessed with the child on October 22, last year.
“When I conceived and realised I was pregnant, I immediately informed the senator that he was going to be a father but to my dismay and utter shock he cut off communication with me,” she said.
The woman wants the court to compel the senator to pay Sh200,000 monthly upkeep.
She alleges that she went through pregnancy alone and without any assistance or financial help from him, including when she gave birth to the child.
“I informed him that as the father of the child he should step up as his duty but he vehemently mentioned his none communication and absentia from the minor,” reads court documents.
The woman said she was left with no other choice but to settle the bills of the prenatal and delivery all by herself without any involvement from Ledama.
“I have singlehandedly catered for all the needs of the minor including shelter, clothing, food, nanny services and medical bills without any assistance from him,” she claims.
According to court records, Ledama has shown no interest in taking care of the minor and has severally demonstrated that he is not concerned with the minor’s welfare.
“I have since lost my employment and cannot fully sustain the basic needs of minor at his tender age alone,” she claims.
The woman claims that Ledama has a constitutional and legal obligations to be responsible as a biological parent of the minor.
She further avers that following his persisting behavior of absconding his duties as a father, she instructed her lawyers to write a demand for child support and maintenance from the legislator.
“But he has treated it with contempt thus making me believe that he has deliberately abdicated his parental responsibility,” she claims.