‘I’m the father,’ Senate Speaker Lusaka admits after woman sues him for Ksh.25M
Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has admitted to be the father of an unborn child he sired with a woman who sued him last month, demanding Ksh.25 million in child support.
During the mention of the case on Wednesday, the court was told that Lusaka had agreed to cater for the child’s pre-natal care adding that other issues would be settled once the baby is born.
“It’s not correct that my client can’t make prenatal expenses ….that has been sorted …And we are saying let’s wait for the baby to be born… who can buy a house within seven days?” said the Speaker through lawyer Peter Wanyama.
The woman, through lawyer Danstan Omari, sued the speaker and is seeking child support of Ksh.200,000 monthly or a lump sum pay of Ksh.25 million.
She had claimed that Lusaka had declined to take up his responsibility by providing for her and the needs of the unborn child.
However, Lusaka through his lawyer Peter Wanyama told the court that there were a couple of issues including accommodation expenses which have to be addressed.
The court was also told that parties in the case have engaged in serious discussion with a view of entering a final consent.
“My client has advised me to tell the court that he’s engaging the lady concerning issues of birth maintenance… My client has an open mind… The issues of maintenance of the child will be addressed..,” said lawyer Peter Wanyama.
The woman also wants the speaker to buy her a house matching the standard of where other children (Lusaka’s) are staying among other issues.
Lawyer Omari wants the house bought within seven days, a demand that has been opposed by the Speaker.
“My client has involved us lawyers to have the matter settled… The lady is three months pregnant… Because of this, it is true we are urging the court to adjourn the matter. I don’t think seven days will be sufficient,” the court heard.
The matter will be mentioned on July 28, 2021.
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