Woman sues DP Ruto for child support, Ruto denies
A middle-aged woman has today (Thursday) moved to court seeking child support from Deputy President William Ruto.
According to court documents obtained by Citizen Digital, the woman claims she met Ruto in the year 2005 while she was a student 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,” she said.
However, in a quick rejoinder, Deputy President William Ruto said his daughter is well taken care of and warned politicians and ‘busybodies’ to keep away from the issue.
“My 11-year-old child Abby is well catered for including her education in private boarding school. politicians and busybodies should keep off,” he wrote on twitter.
The woman claims that the minor was born on 6th March 2006 at Mediheal Hospital.
She further claims that DP Ruto propositioned her for a romantic relationship and owing to her gullibility as a young and naive student, she acquiesced to the advances.
According to the woman, DP Ruto assured her that he would take full responsibility for their daughter and provide for her, but he has not fulfilled his promise since becoming the deputy president.
“Since becoming the Deputy President the defendant stopped sending us money [unless] he is threatened with court, and when he does send any money the payment is irregular and inadequate and hence the necessity of these proceedings,” argued the petitioner.
She further stated that she was forced to move out of the house Ruto was paying for to a smaller house in a cheaper estate.
In her affidavit, she says that she received Ksh35,000 from Ruto’s messenger who informed her that he had been told to send her the money by the DP.
“Since then I have not received any other form of support from the defendant,” claims the woman.
Through her lawyer Gitobu Imanyara, the woman argues that the minor is entitled to and is in dire need of basic necessities, adding that Ruto is under legal obligation to support the plaintiff in the provision of such adequate or basic needs necessities as he the father of the minor.
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