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Lusaka: Yes, I had an affair and I’ll support the child



Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has admitted to an affair with a woman who has demanded Sh25 million for maintenance.

Mr Lusaka also got a relief after the High Court in Milimani allowed his request for an out-of-court settlement of a case filed by the expectant woman, Ms Irene Naswa Mutaki, who’s seeking financial support to safeguard the welfare of the unborn child.

Mr Lusaka said he was being responsible for the pregnancy and added that he would provide the pre-natal support and maintenance, including medical expenses.

When the case was called before Justice Anthony Mrima for direction, Mr Lusaka’s lawyer, Mr Peter Wanyama, said talks for an out-of-court settlement were under way and asked to be granted 30 days to complete the negotiations and record a consent.

He also observed that the issue of child maintenance should be addressed after the baby is born and at the children’s court, which he said is the appropriate forum, not the High Court.

It further emerged that Ms Mutaki wants the Speaker to purchase a residential house for her.

Monthly maintenance

She also sought an interim order directing Mr Lusaka to make a monthly maintenance of Sh200,000 to enable her to meet the direct or indirect needs of the unborn child.

Ms Mutaki quoted Article 26 (2) of the Constitution, which states that “the life of a person begins at conception”.

She also quoted Section 23 (1) of the Children Act 2001, which states that “parental responsibility means all the duties, rights, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and the child’s property in a manner consistent with the evolving capacities of the child.”

Ms Mutaki said her romantic relationship with Mr Lusaka began in 2018 and ended in May this year. They started disagreeing when she told him she was pregnant. Mr Lusaka reportedly wanted the pregnancy terminated but she vowed to keep the child.

She said that though Mr Lusaka is a man of means, he has refused to pay for visits to prenatal clinics, which she says are necessary to ensure the wellbeing of the unborn child.

“Ever since I broke the ‘good news’ to the respondent that we were going to have a child as a symbol of our love and care for each other, at least for the duration we have been intimate, I have faced negativity, rudeness, and disregard from him,” said Ms Mutaki in the court papers.

She further told the court that Mr Lusaka consistently rejected his association with her pregnancy despite his full knowledge that they had been having intimacy encounters together for years.

Instead, she said the politician should have subjected himself to a scientific examination in order to put his doubts to flight.

Wealth and riches

She described Mr Lusaka as a national figure, with wealth and riches and “who lives a high-end life”, hence his refusal to support her was deliberate and an affront to the unborn child’s fundamental right.

Ms Mutaki said she risks suffering serious high blood pressure resulting to a condition known as preeclampsia, premature birth and causing low birth weight in the infant.

“I am unemployed and the pregnancy being a high-risk one, and of a child that would possibly rise to the position of the Speaker of the Senate as its father or even higher in the leadership of this Country, her maintenance needs are of national importance and priority by all standards,” said Ms Mutaki.

The case will be mentioned on July 28 to confirm the status of the negotiations.



Journalist Hassan Mugambi set to wed former video vixen Mwanaidi



By Wanja Waweru

Hassan Mugambi, a reporter for Citizen TV, is getting hitched to Mwanaidi Shishy.

A celebration that the journalist will host will be attended by close relatives and friends.

Friends of Mugambi congratulated him on his impending nuptials on social media.

His colleague and fellow journalist Ayub Abdikadir sent him well wishes as he started his married life.

Former video vixen Mwanaidi now runs the Mama Nilishe restaurant in Kilimani, which serves Swahili food.

Mugambi is a well-known journalist who has won numerous honors over his career.

His career began at the Kibra radio station Pamoja FM, and it later moved to CGTN, formerly CCTV.

Later, he was hired by K24, a channel owned by Mediamax, before switching to Citizen TV in 2017.

Mugambi won the Outstanding Media Security Investigative Award for the year 2019.

He received praise from the Protective and Safety Association of Kenya (PROSAK) for his excellent and dependable reporting on security issues in the nation.

At the Nairobi Security Expo in 2023, he received the Security and Crime Reporter of the Year 2023 honor.

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Eric Omondi flies to London for lunch to prove a point to Moses Kuria



By Wanja Waweru

The Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has received criticism from content creator and comedian Eric Omondi for admitting that he regretted supporting his tour to the United States seven years ago.

Eric, who has argued forcefully against the Finance Bill 2023, has gone to London “for lunch” to show Mr. Kuria that he can afford to pay for his travel expenses.

The comedian pleaded with the CS in a post on his Instagram account not to accept the planned taxation of content producers so that they may also travel in Business Class without receiving financial help from politics.

“After hearing Moses Kuria speak, I decided to take myself to London just for Lunch and also thank God for how far He’s brought us. Thank you bwana Kuria for sponsoring my tour seven years ago but please don’t tax content creators 15% so that they are able to tour on their own,” he said.

Mr. Kuria criticized Eric on live television on Wednesday at the Citizen TV-hosted Big Conversation debate for criticizing the government regarding the draft Bill.

He expressed sorrow over what he claimed to have funded Eric for a vacation to the US seven years prior, claiming that he might have instead had fun with the money.

“I have heard Eric Omondi claiming he is a youth. Seven years ago I used my own money to take him to America to expose him and right now, according to the way he is talking, I wished I used that money to party because it doesn’t seem like he learned anything from it,” Mr Kuria said from Belarus.

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Kakamega family demands justice after botched treatment leads to 3-year-old losing five fingers



By Wanja Waweru

A family from Bukhaywa village, Lurambi Constituency, Kakamega county, is calling for justice after their three-year-old son’s right hand was amputated of all the fingers due to improper treatment.

“My son had a burn on his left hand and was in a stable condition when we took him to hospital, but because of the doctor’s negligence, all his right fingers were cut off and he is disabled now,” the victim’s father Mr Zephaniah Likavo said.

Winnie Auma, the mother of the victim, claimed that the nurse was an intern who gave her son an incorrect drug injection. When she witnessed how the son’s body responded, she reported the incident to the doctor, but nothing was done about it.

“My son was crying in pain and the colour of his hand changed. I wondered what was happening and reported to the doctor, but no action was taken. Instead, he said it was normal for such a reaction to happen,” she said

The family claims they received word shortly after that their son’s fingers would need to be amputated in order to stop an infection.

The management of the hospital refuted the accusations, claiming that the family had moved their son to a different facility where his fingers had been severed.

“We treated their son and there was a challenge in finding the vein in the hand, so it affected his fingers and later they wanted a transfer to another hospital for specialised treatment. That’s where they amputated the fingers,” the official said.

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