Man claims he is son of Jubilee MP, mum was a casual labourer
A 21-year-old man has filed a case before a Nairobi court seeking to compel Kieni MP Kanini Kega to recognise his as his son.
In the case filed at the Children’s Court in Nairobi, Mr Dennis Gitahi Wanjiru says he has tried reaching the MP for assistance without success.
He alleges that he is a son of the MP and his mother Florence Wanjiru died in 2004, leaving him under the care of his grandmother at Watuka Village in Kieni Constituency.
He says he knows the MP well and that efforts to reach him have been futile, forcing him to move to court.
He claims in the court papers that at one time, Mr Kega assured him of assistance only to ignore him.
Mr Gitahi says his studies were hampered by financial constraints because his mother was just a casual labourer and his grandmother was a peasant farmer.
He claims MP promised to grant him bursary while he was in high school but it has not been forthcoming.
He claims he visited Mr Kega’s office in Mweiga town but security officers prevented him from reaching the MP.
In the suit, Mr Gitahi wants to be recognised and treated equally with Mr Kega’s other children.
He accuses the MP of abdicating his parental duties since birth.
He says even after reaching the age of maturity, the lawmaker is still disinterested, unwilling and avoiding taking up his fatherly role as well.