Tough times for former MP as he struggles to pay rent

Impending eviction over rent arrears

Tough times for former MP as he struggles to pay rent

A woman is seeking to have the court compel a former MP to clear house rent arrears and to provide for his child, whom he has allegedly neglected.

Former Lamu West MP Julius Ndegwa is yet to respond to a petition filed by Rehema Susan Maalim, who claimed to be Mr Ndegwa’s wife.

She told the court that the former MP has neither paid house rent for five months nor sent upkeep money for his child.

Impending eviction

Ms Maalim claimed that the respondent, who is responsible for paying rent, failed to do so for the last five months and auctioneers have threatened to evict her and auction the property

She got a court order from the Tononoka Children’s Court ordering Mr Ndegwa to settle the Ksh140,000 rent arrears to avert her impending eviction from their Nyali residence.

Senior Resident Magistrate Lucy Sindani had last month directed Ndegwa to clear the rent arrears required by the landlord of the premises.

Evading court

After receiving a notice to clear the rent and another to auction her property, the woman moved to court under a certificate of urgency to plead for quick intervention.

She said she and her daughter stand to be rendered penniless should the court fail to compel the respondent to clear the debt to prevent eviction and sale of her household items.

The woman said the former MP abandoned his duties by failing to provide for the child and pay rent for the house he had rented for them.

The court was told that Mr Ndegwa has not been served with the order since he is sleek and evades the process server whenever he is approached with court papers.

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