A woman claiming to be pregnant for Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka says she wants him to take responsibility for the unborn child.
The woman sought intervention at the Milimani Law Courts on Monday morning, where she claimed a monthly upkeep of KSh200,000 from Speaker Lusaka or a lumpsum of KSh25 million for their allegedly unborn child.
Appearing before Justice James Makau, Lawyer Danstan Omari told the court that his client and Speaker Lusaka have been in a relationship since 2018. Further, that the two have been engaging in unprotected intercourse on several occasions, allegedly until May 2021 when they disagreed.
“The cause of their disagreement was exacerbated by Lusaka’s insistence on terminating the pregnancy, a proposal that the applicant declined to accede to and now she is three months pregnant and counting since she discovered that she was expectant of Lusaka’s child as she has not been intimate with any other man other than the respondent, a fact that can be confirmed through a prenatal paternity test,” the affidavit read.
Speaker ‘declines’ to cater for woman’s pre-natal care
The court heard that Lusaka had reportedly been declining to cater for the woman’s pre-natal care. According to Omari, the woman has been experiencing complications with the pregnancy, yet she is financially incapable to access quality medical care.
“Lusaka’s defiant and brazen refusal to accept responsibility and assist the applicant to access esteemed hospitals capable of giving her highest standard of prenatal care threaten the life of their unborn child and is, therefore, in sharp contravention with the constitutional safeguards of life which begins at conception,” part of the affidavit read.
Lawyer Omari told the court that his client is unemployed, and owing to the status of Lusaka, she deserved premium care throughout her pregnancy and after. He further claimed that Lusaka insistently denied association to the pregnancy, and has not taken steps to undertake a paternity test.
Justice Makau certified the matter as urgent and directed the woman to serve Lusaka. The case will be heard on July 7.