Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka’s secret lover has withdrawn an unborn child upkeep case filed against him on June 15, 2021.
In a court document seen by Kivumbi.co.ke, the applicant filed to withdraw the case against the Senate Speaker at a children’s court in Nairobi.
“Take notice that the plaintiff/applicant herein has wholly withdrawn the entire suit instituted vide plaint dated 15th June, 2021 together will all attendants applications thereto with no orders as to costs,” read the notice of withdrawal.
The decision to withdraw the case was reached after several meetings between the woman and Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka.
The woman in question took the former Bungoma governor to court compelling him to pay KSh 25 Million upkeep for an unborn baby.
He accused the speaker of abandoning the unborn baby and wanted the court to compel him to take up her prenatal responsibility.
The woman who filed an application through lawyer Danstan Omari claimed that their secret affair with Lusaka started in 2018.
However, the pregnancy news led to a strained relationship between the former provincial administrator and his secret lover.
“The cause of their disagreement was exacerbated by Lusaka’s insistence on terminating the pregnancy, a proposal that the applicant declined to accede to and now she is three months pregnant and counting since she discovered that she was expectant of Lusaka’s child as she has not been intimate with any other man other than the respondent, a fact that can be confirmed through a prenatal paternity test,” read the lawsuit filed through lawyer Danstan Omari.
Senate Speaker, later on, came to admit that he is responsible for the pregnancy but got a gag order barring the media from covering the case.
However, the Kenya Union of Journalists today secured a stay order that allows the media to cover Lusaka’s paternity case.