Drama unfolded in Nairobi’s Roysambu estate on Monday after three children who were set to be handed over to their mother following a court directive protested the move.
Grace Wachira, who abandoned the kids about three years ago, obtained a court order requiring her estranged husband, who has been looking after the children since she left, to surrender them to her.
However, the kids resisted their mother’s bid to take them away from their dad, insisting they do not know her and want to remain under the care of their father.
Addressing reporters, the father narrated how his wife abandoned the kids, including her one-year-old daughter who was suckling at the time, and how he has struggled to raise the children.
"The last born was left when she was suckling. I have raised them single-handedly and now she has a court order, she was supposed to take them but they have refused and created a scene," the man said adding that she rejected his appeals to come back home.
"I don't have an option, I'll just go back to court and tell the magistrate how they reacted. I tried to plead with her and wrote her messages and told her to come to rebond with the kids but she refused," he added.