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Top 5 vocal politicians who, like Ruto, have sired children out of wedlock

Influential and vocal political leaders have been in the limelight for negligence reasons. Many have been taken to court

Many of such parents have been taken to court, their mothers contesting and exposing the politicians of negligence.

The number of these politicians has been ballooning with time. Have a look at some.

William Ruto


Yesterday, a one Priscah Chemutai Bett, a former Moi University student sued Deputy President William Ruto through lawyer Gitobu Imanya.

In her affidavit to the court, Chemutai argued that Ruto had “failed to provide the minor with adequate and basic necessities such as good health, food, school fees, clothing, shelter and medication."

Taking on his twitter account, Ruto denied accusations of negligence.

“For the record I did find Abby's mother a 90k-a-month job,40k monthly upkeep ever since. She went ahead to get her own 3 other kids though,” he wrote on his twitter account.

Moses Wetangula


The vocalist CORD co-principal and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula was in 2013 ordered by a Children’s Court to pay monthly maintenance fees amounting to Sh270,000 to a woman who sued him for neglect. The court also gave his daughter a temporary custody.

The woman earlier told the court that Wetangula had married her under the Bukusu customary law. She was expected to henceforth receive an additional Sh120,000 every year for the girl’s clothes and other expenses, the court ruled.

Fred Gumo

Gumo, a former Cabinet minister was sued for failure to provide maintenance for his child by a woman who claimed they had a five-year affair that ended when he learnt she was expecting his child.

The woman asked the court to compel him to pay Sh150,000 as upkeep every month for the child, who was born in December 2012.


Mike Sonko

Controversy related to child ownership rogued the flamboyant Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko leading to his admission to having sired a child out of wedlock. Sonko owned up being the father of a son of a woman in Kwale who had sued him for child support.

He further claimed that he bought the woman a car, which he later confiscated, and stopped giving her money after they disagreed.

In her petition, a one Josephine Thuku, wanted the court to force the senator to provide her with a monthly maintenance of Sh140, 000 that includes Sh100, 000 for food and upkeep, Sh10,000 for clothing, Sh10,000 for medical expenses and Sh20,000 as house allowance.


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