DP William Ruto sued for allegedly neglecting daughter

DP William Ruto sued for allegedly neglecting daughter
  • Woman claims she sired a daughter with the Deputy President
  • She alleges Mr Ruto has failled to provide adequate upkeep for the minor

Deputy President William Ruto is once again courting headlines for the wrong reasons.

This is after he was sued by a woman who has alleged Ruto failed to provide upkeep for a child he allegedly sired with the woman.

In court papers filed today,the mother of the child, Prisca Chemutai Bett, wants the second-in-command of the State compelled to

"The Defendant (Mr Ruto) has failed, refused and/or neglected to provide the child (a minor) with adequate basic necessities such health, food, school fees, clothing shelter and medication,"

the paper reads in part.

Chemutai says she met the DP while he was Member of Parliament for Eldoret North back in 2005.

She also alleges that the child, Abby Cherop Ruto, was born the year after meeting Ruto at Mediheal Hospital in Eldoret.

Prisca Bett the woman who has sued the DP

The application has been filed by Nairobi lawyer Gitobu Imanyara and certified as urgent and demands parental responsibility from the DP as enshrined in the Constitution.

Chemutai maintains that she has no income to sustain the child and is therefore in need of the DP’s help.

The DP however hit back saying he catered for the child’s upkeep including enrolling her in a private boarding school.


Mr Ruto, who prides himself as a family man, is married to Rachel Ruto and has six children including an adopted daughter.

William Ruto’s children

William Ruto and wife Rachel Ruto

 

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