A lady sued Thirdway Alliance Party Leader Ekuru Aukot over child support, arguing that the Punguza Mizigo proponent had deserted his three-year-old baby. 

In court documents seen by the media, Beatrice Kikunga lamented that she had cohabited with Aukot since 2011 and the two sired a child in 2017 before parting ways in 2018.

“We stayed together since 2011 and we were blessed with a child in August 2017. Our relationship was steady until early 2018 when Aukot neglected us and declined to take responsibility for the minor despite knowing that the child has to be provided with basic needs,” Kikunga lamented on Thursday, July 2.

The lady demanded Aukot be directed to pay over Ksh 100,000 per month for a house help, entertainment, utilities, rent and the child’s basic needs (food, shelter and clothing).

The magistrate directed Aukot to conduct a DNA test for the child on July 7 at Lancet Laboratories and present them to court on Friday, July 24. 

“The parties will share the cost and the unsuccessful party shall refund the successful party their half within 7 days of receipts of results,” the magistrate ruled.

Aukot was also sued for contempt of court after he declined to conduct a DNA test in February 2020 as directed by the court.

“Aukot totally ignored the order to ascertain the minor’s paternity. He did not even make an effort to comply,” Kikunga’s lawyer Elvis Abenga stated.

Kikunga added that she was jobless and was struggling with raising the child. She also lamented that she was kicked out of her house over rent arrears. 

“I am struggling by doing odd jobs yet the father can facilitate his maintenance and is an advocate of the High Court too,” Kikunga stated.

Aukot is married to Lorna Wanjiru Mathenge. The couple is blessed with two daughters, Naro Njeri Aukot and Alakara Muthoni Aukot. 

On Wednesday, July 22, a similar case associated with Chief Justice David Kenani Maraga was thrown out by the Nairobi Children’s Court. The court found that the lady who was suing the CJ for child support had not properly filed the case as she had failed to pay the requisite fee of Ksh655.

Lawyer Danstan Omari who was representing the CJ added that the accuser, Mary Kwamboka, failed to show up in court.