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Moi’s son seeks to block Sh90m payout order to ex-wife

Former President Daniel Moi’s son, Philip Moi, is seeking to stop an order requiring him to pay his estranged wife, Rossana Pluda, Sh90 million.

Mr Moi wants a stay of execution of the judgment of Mr Justice Luka Kimaru to enable him to appeal against the decision.

Through senior counsel Tom Ojienda, Mr Moi submitted that he risks being committed to jail and his liberty curtailed because he cannot pay the total amount.

“Ms Pluda, being of Italian origin and under no restriction of her movement, is unlikely to be in a position to repay Mr Moi the entire amount as ordered should the Court of Appeal overturn that decision. That is why the payment should be stopped until the appeal is finalised,” said Prof Ojienda.

LUMP SUM MAINTENANCE

He said Mr Moi is willing to continue paying Ms Pluda Sh150,000 per month as maintenance when she is alone and Sh250,000 per month when she is staying with their two children so long as the order requiring him to pay her Sh90 million is put on hold.

Justice Kimaru on March 10 ordered Mr Moi to pay Ms Pluda a lump sum maintenance of Sh30 million within 90 days.

He also ordered the former President’s son to provide his estranged wife with a house in Runda, Lavington, Kileleshwa, Kilimani, Karen or any other upmarket area of Nairobi, or alternatively pay her Sh60 million within 90 days of the judgment.

Justice Rose Ougo certified the application as urgent and directed that it be heard inter-partes on April 16.