Kenyan woman in court to stop Turkish man from taking back his gifts after they separated
BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA
A woman went to court seeking orders to compel a Turkish man to pay her Ksh300,000 after he took household stuff he gifted her after they broke up.
In the suit documents, Ruth Oluoch claims that the Turkish foreigner pretended to be a bachelor for 12 months and even offered her hand in marriage. They later separated after she learnt that he was a married man.
“He disguised as a bachelor misleading me to promise him my hand for marriage after a 12-months relationship. I, later on, discovered that he is a married man,” part of the application read.
She claims the foreigner approached her around August 2021. In the course of dating, he offered to give her his movable household stuff like a sofa set, coffee tables, heater, 7-seater couch, 2 beds and 3 carpets.
Through her lawyer, Ruth claims that the foreigner later went to her house accompanied by police officers and took away his gifts after their relationship fell apart.
In the court papers, Ruth claims she has various audio, formal and informal communication in regard to their relationship.
Ruth has written a demand letter to the Turkish man dated December 2, 2021 asking him to pay her Ksh300,000 for storage and transport of his goods within two days.
Through her lawyer Gregory Ndege, she wants the court to bar Kazim Ciftci from leaving the country pending the hearing of the application.