Woman sues deputy president for neglecting their child
A middle age woman has moved to court seeking child support from the deputy president.
Prisca Chemutai has sued Ruto for child support, claiming he has refused to provide fatherly love and parental support for their child.
Chemutai indicated in her court documents 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 as quoted by a local daily.
According to her she later conceived their daughter 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 deputy president must have been a ‘Sponsor’ long before the term even popular since he was already married to his sweetheart Rachel Ruto, when he was allegedly seeing Chemutai on the side.
"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 with all his charm propositioned her for a romantic relationship and owing to her naivety as a young and naive student, she could not resist his offensive charm.
According to her, the deputy president assured her that he would take full responsibility for their daughter and provide for her, however 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.
William Ruto was the Member of Parliament for Eldoret North Constituency in 2005 .
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