Collins Kibet Moi, the grandson of the former president Daniel Arap Moi, has been ordered to pay Sh1.5 million annually to support his children with former wife Gladys Jeruto Tagi.
Principal Magistrate Benjamin Limo ruled that Tagi, who had previously filed her case in April last year, had proved that Collins Kibet Moi had neglected his two children, aged 11 and nine, for over a decade.
Tagi had sought to have Kibet ordered to pay Sh200,000 per term for the children’s education, Sh200,000 for their annual medical cover, and Sh100,000 monthly entertainment costs.
She further sought Sh100,000 for food, Sh150,000 for upkeep, Sh100,000 for clothing, Sh100,000 for rent, and Sh50,000 for house help.
The court however directed that Kibet caters to the minors’ education, and medical and shares the entertainment cost with Tagi.
“The defendant shall pay school fees and also take care of the medical needs and the parties shall share in the provision of entertainment needs of the minors,” ruled Limo.
Justice Limo further ruled that Moi will take full responsibility for the children’s education and medical insurance and pay some of their entertainment expenses.
Tagi had previously complained that she had been overwhelmed by the burden of raising the children alone.
She however asked Kibet to also shoulder part of it, adding that she had no stable source of income.
Tagi claimed Kibet had abandoned her children in 2012, leaving the responsibility of caring for them to her alone.
She told the court that they lived together for four years between 2008 and 2012 and were blessed with two children.