Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua.
BY THOMAS KARIUKI.
A woman cohabiting with Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua for six years says that despite him having another family, the ‘fruits of their labour’ is the child he has now neglected and as such he ought to shoulder all their needs.
“The defendant and I are the biological parents of the child born subsistence of their cohabitation between 2008 and 2013,” Ms says.
During their cohabitation, Ms says that the governor provided ‘fully’ for their child including school, school related expenses and adequate maintenance.
From January 28 2013, Governor Gachagua deserted the home and barely provided for the child gradually leaving Ms Wanjiru as the sole breadwinner.
It is after the desertion that the woman decided to move from their previous home to a cheaper one in Lavington costing Sh160, 000 per month.
She says that her attempts to ease the financial burden and obtain assistance from the governor have been frustrated by his uncooperative behaviour.
A breakdown of the amounts the woman is demanding as child maintenance and education cost is as follows;
For year 2013 Sh5, 724,600
For year 2014 Sh4, 624,600
For year 2015 4, 624,600 and
For year 2016 Sh3, 121,400
Additionally, Ms Wanjiru is demanding that the governor honors particulars of the child needs ranging from among others a nanny, driver, clothing and grooming, electricity, fuel, DSTV/Cable TV miscellaneous and yearly holidays.
Ms Wanjiru also says that the governor should be compelled by court to shoulder these burdens as they are wearing and tearing her down.
“Pending the hearing and determination of this suit the respondent be ordered to provide adequate and consistent monthly maintenance for the child,” she says
Furthermore she wants to be granted actual care and control of the child with reasonable access to the governor pending the hearing and determination of the suit..