Nairobi County Secretary Peter Kariuki Sued By Woman For Failing To Pay Child Support

by Mahakamani News

Nairobi County Secretary Peter Kariuki

Former State house official, Peter Kariuki, who is now the Nairobi County Secretary has been sued by a woman who wants him to pay monthly upkeep of KSh 2.5 million for a child she sired with him. The woman claimed Kariuki who used to work at the Office of the President before his appointment to Nairobi County declined to comply with a court order directing him to pay upkeep of their child.

According to court documents seen by Mahakamani News, the order was issued in November 2017 by a magistrate directing him to take care of the minor’s medical needs and provide KSh 25, 000 monthly for food.

The court was told the minor and two other children of Kariuki from his marriage attended the same school and church which attested to the parents close relationship. The mother, through lawyer Paul Elkington, told the trial magistrate Kariuki had not responded to the application despite being personally served by a court process server and G4S services. He did not deny being the biological father to the minor and this ought to have been demonstrated if he filed a reply to the application, the lawyer said.

The mother had also offered to support the child by paying for the house help, driver and watchman as part of her parenting duty. According to the lawyer, Kariuki should be ordered to pay maintenance for a full year and KSh 150,000 monthly upkeep. The court will deliver a judgement in August 2018.

Kariuki previously served as the executive director of the Social-Economic Rights Foundation (2005 and 2012), Basic Rights Campaign National Coordinator (2002-2005), a programme assistant at the Public Law institute (1998-2001) and counsel at Ombaka and Associates (1998-2001). He also served as a consultant at UNICEF, Inter Parliamentary Union, Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya, and Ministry of Planning and Finance as a member of the technical working committee on social development


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