A Kenyan woman is now seeking the court’s intervention to have her ex-lover return gifts he took away when they separated.
Ruth Oluoch, through her lawyer Gregory Ndege, demands the Turkish man, Kazim Ciftci, pay her KSh300,000 in place of the household stuff he took away.
Furthermore, she has filed a petition seeking to have him barred from leaving the country pending final hearing of the application.
The complainant appealed to the court to have another letter be directed to the Director of Immigrations, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and JKIA Police Station OCS, Nairobi, to reinforce the restraining order.
Deceiving Turkish man
Oluoch told the court that the Turkish man deceived her into believing he was single and wanted her hand in marriage only for her to get disappointed.
“He disguised as a bachelor misleading me to promise him my hand for marriage after a 12-months relationship. I later on discovered that he is a married man,” she added.
In August 2021, the Turkish allegedly approached Oluoch, told her he was leaving the country and offered her his movable household items as a gift.
These included; sofa set, coffee tables, heater, 7-seater couch, 2 beds and 3 carpets.
However, shortly after she broke it off with him, police raided her home trailed by the man and took away the items.
In a letter dated December 2, 2021, Oluoch asked the Turkish man to pay her KSh300,000 to facilitate transportation of the goods back to him.
“We hereby demand that you pay Ksh300,000 only as storage and transport fee for your goods to be reinstituted back to you within the next 48 hours, failure to which we have peremptory instructions to file a suit against you at your sole costs and peril,” her letter stated.
To prove they were in a relationship, she claims to have audio recording as well as those of formal and informal communication between them.