A children’s court in Kitale has slapped former Trans Nzoia governor Patrick Khaemba with KSh 236,000 for child upkeep every month.
In a suit, a Ugandan woman identified as Elizabeth Aridru claimed that he sired a child with the former Ford Kenya governor in 2013.
Through her lawyer John Bororio, the woman said the former county boss absconded his fatherly obligations to the child since the minor was conceived.
Out of the KSH236,000 KSh 146,000 will be used to settle rent arrears whereas KSh 50,000 will cater for the minor’s food
KSh 20,000 will be for entertaining the minor who has a medical condition while another KSh 20k will be for utilities.
Khaemba is not the first politician to be sued for child upkeep.
Bungoma governor Ken Lusaka and former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko have also been in the corridors of Justus over child upkeep.
In 2021, Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo called out women fond of extorting money from men in the name of child support.
The vocal ODM MP shared her personal experience as a lawyer, where she represented women in child support cases.
She expressed disappointment in the cropping trend of women using child support cases to defame their baby daddies.
“I am nonetheless shocked at the growing trend to use child support cases to shame one spouse (often the man) and to ‘extort’ money”
“When you seek KSh 300,000 per month from a man who has a wife and other children, are you implying your child comes fitted with a gadget to solve the world’s problems?” she posed.
Odhiambo further called out the baby mamas who have been making unreasonable demands, saying it would spoil chances for women who genuinely need child support.