Former President Daniel Moi’s grandson Collins Toroitich got a reprieve on Tuesday, July 13 after a Nakuru court suspended his committal to civil jail over contempt of court orders.
Toroitich is accused of disregarding a court order that had directed him to avail himself for DNA test in a case he is alleged to have neglected two of his children.
Appearing before Senior Resident Magistrate Benjamin Limo, Toroitich who was facing a six-month committal to jail was released on a KSh100,000 bond.
Toroitich had been summoned by the court to show cause on why he should not be imprisoned after Gladys Jeruto Tagi petitioned the court accusing him of disregarding orders for DNA test.
While setting aside the committal orders, the magistrate noted that Moi had availed himself and explained himself on why he never attended the exercise.
He further directed him to present himself for a DNA test on July 23 at Lancet Laboratories in Nakuru with the facility in-charge ordered to present the results to court on July 28.
Jeruto sued Toroitich for children upkeep
Jeruto had in March, 2021 sued Toroitich for allegedly neglecting his two children aged 11 and nine. She claimed that Toiroitich had absconded his responsibilities as the father of the two children he sired.
Jeruto was seeking KSh1 million per month as upkeep for the children. She told the Nakuru court that the money will be channeled towards the kids’ food, rent, education, entertainment and maintenance.
In the court papers, the woman says that they separated with Toroitich in 2012 after they had lived together as husband and wife for four years. Since then, Jerotich told the court, Toroitich has never taken responsibility for the children.
“I am currently unable to provide for the children alone as the needs are so many and would need to be assisted,” she says in the papers.