A 24-year-old mother of one has sued city tycoon Jimnah Mbaru seeking Sh4.4 million child support for their alleged four-year-old son.
Through court documents, the estranged young mother whom records show she met the influential businessman in 2017 then aged 19 years old and he impregnated her.
She claims the 1947 born billionaire abdicated his responsibility. At the time, records show Mbaru was aged 70 years.
She further alleged that they have been together since 2017 and she conceived and got a child on July 10, 2018.
The lady who is now 24 years old further argues that Mbaru has declined to have his name included in the birth certificate as the biological father to the minor.
In a letter attached to court papers it is alleged that Mbaru being a biological father to the minor gave power of attorney to another man to be a putative father.
However, the putative father who was to be giving the woman 50,000 shillings per month failed to remit the said money for the maintenance of the minor.
“Mbaru gave a power of attorney to Erick Kaburu to act as a punitive father to the minor as if the minor is a property of chattel, a concept that is not known to the Constitution of Kenya or the Children’s Act.” Documents filed in court reads in part.
She now wants the court to order Mbaru to pay her Sh320,000 monthly upkeep and a further Sh600,000 school fees per year at an international school which amounts to Sh4.4 million.
Through Lawyer Suyianka Lempaa, the mother says Mbaru has also refused to have his name indicated on the birth certificate thereby denying him the benefit of a biological father.
The four-year-old is currently attending an international school in Kajiado where she says the school fees of Sh600,000 per year.
“Mbaru is a senior citizen, a prominent businessman who owns businesses worth billions of shillings including banking and control of Nairobi Security Exchange and therefore capable of supporting the child without any difficulties.” Documents filed in court reads in part.
Mbaru has been sued together with an advocate practising in Nairobi, with whom Mbaru had allegedly entered into a power attorney to take care of his parental responsibility.
According to court records, the mother wants the court to bar the advocate from holding himself out as a putative father.
She claims that Mbaru has neglected his parental responsibility for the child and instead donated his responsibility to Kaburu through a power of attorney, therefore, treating the child as a property of chattel goods.
She wants the Sh320,000 monthly upkeep which she has broken down as follows: Food- Sh50,000, Medical – Sh50,000, Clothes – Sh50,000, Shopping – Sh100,000, House Help- Sh50,000 and miscellaneous- Sh20,000.