A woman has moved to court seeking orders compelling Labour Principal Secretary Nelson Marwa to pay Sh180,000 monthly child upkeep.
27-year-old Elizabeth Moraa on Tuesday asked a Kitale court to order the former Coast coordinator to support their daughter, accusing him of child neglect.
She claims Marwa is the biological father of her one-year-old girl and that he “deliberately refused, ignored and neglected to discharge his parental responsibilities towards the child from the time she was born”.
Ms Moraa claims that when the baby was born through a caesarean section on February 7, 2018, Marwa gave her Sh50, 000 to settle the hospital bill.
She said that her intimate relationship with Marwa began in January 2017 when she was living in Mombasa and he was Regional Coast Coordinator.
“I have been forced by economic circumstances to stay with a cousin in Kitale, since the minor was born through CS. He has never seen the child to date though he sometimes minimally supports the mother,” her affidavit presented in court reads.
Further, Moraa claimed that Nelson Marwa declined to provide his identity card so that the child could be issued a birth certificate.
Of the Sh180,000, Moraa said Sh50,000 will cater for rent, Sh90,000 for food and maintenance, medical care Sh10,000, Sh20,000 for a househelp and entertainment Sh10,000.
But Marwa has denied the allegations, saying the entire suit filed by the plaintiff was bad in law and fundamentally defective.
Through advocate Onyango Issac, Marwa said that Ms Moraa was a stranger to him and he is not conversant with the allegations filed in court.
Senior Resident Magistrate Cherono M. Kesse ordered both parties to present themselves within 14 days for collection of DNA samples at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.
“Where the DNA samples shall be tested and report filed in court within one month from the date hereof,” she ordered.
The matter will be heard on April 23, 2019.