An unidentified woman has sued former State House Director of Digital and Diaspora Communications Dennis Itumbi for child maintenance.
In a lawsuit filed through lawyer Enricah Dulo, the woman accuses Itumbi of neglecting the child since she was born and failing to provide any form of support.
She says she was forced to stop working before giving birth to the baby, hence making it difficult to take care of the minor.
The mother says her several attempts to meet the father of her baby failed as Itumbi only sent a friend instead of availing himself in person or sending an attorney.
In court documents, the woman is demanding Sh50,000 monthly subsistence allowance to cater for the minor’s food, clothing, medicine, and house help salary.
She also wants the defendant to provide a copy of his national identity card so that his name can be included in the girl’s birth certificate.
The woman claims she was in a love affair with the journalist between January and August 2018 before Itumbi walked away after she got pregnant.
“He ended the relationship in August 2018 when the lady informed him that she was pregnant with his child. She successfully delivered a baby girl on June 14, this year,” lawyer Dulo said.
She further claims the respondent exhibited cruelty by attempting to convince her to abort the pregnancy.
“Itumbi has since blocked her and she is unable to engage with him on any meaningful communication in regard to the welfare of the minor,” lawyer Dulo said.
Itumbi currently works in the Office of Deputy President William Ruto. The matter will be heard on September 26th, 2019.