Ruto admits to having a child 'out of wedlock' with Prisca Chemutai
Deputy President, William Ruto has come out and acknowledged having a out of wedlock child with another woman other than Rachel Ruto.
Ruto has also refuted claims that he has been neglecting the child. In a viral tweet, he confirmed the allegations and at the same time rubbished claims that his 11-year old out of wedlock daughter Abby has been neglected.
This comes after a middle aged woman, Prisca Chemutai, a former Moi University student hit the social media space after moving to court seeking child support from Ruto.
Chemutai has sued Ruto for neglecting their daughter by refusing to provide parental support.
In her submissions to Milimani court, Chemutai indicated in her petition that she met Ruto in 2005 while studying at Moi University.
“During our relationship and whenever Ruto was in Eldoret he would invite me to his residence in Eldoret where I would spend the night with him,” Chemutai said.
According to her, she conceived and gave birth to Abby on March 6, 2006 at Mediheal Hospital as a result of the relationship.
"The respondent has failed to provide the minor with adequate and basic necessities such as good health, food, school fees, clothing, shelter and medication," the woman said in the suit.
"The defendant has eschewed and neglected his parental responsibility as demanded of him under the constitution of Kenya." Chemutai’s suit read.
Chemutai claims that Ruto assured her that he would take full responsibility for their daughter and provide for her, but he has not fulfilled his promise up to date.
Lawyer Gitobu Imanyara filed the suit at Milimani law courts on Thursday.
He noted the woman cannot adequately provide for the child and asked the court to give further direction.
"Unless the application herein in certified urgent, the minor will continue to suffer irreparable loss to healthy growth and educational development," said Imanyara.
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