Wealthy Businessman Jimnah Mbaru has been sued by a woman who is seeking Sh4.4 million in child support for her four-year-old son.
The 24-year-old mother says she met the businessman in 2017 and he impregnated her. She claims the man abdicated his responsibility.
She wants the court to order Mbaru to pay her Sh320,000 monthly upkeep and a further Sh600,000 school fees per year at an international school which amounts to Sh 4.4 million.
Mbaru has been sued together with an advocate practising in Nairobi, with whom Mbaru had allegedly entered into a power attorney to take care of his parental responsibility.
According to court records, the mother wants the court to bar the advocate from holding himself out as a putative father.
“Mbaru gave a power of attorney to Erick Kaburu to act as a punitive father to the minor as if the minor is a property of chattel, a concept that is not known to the Constitution of Kenya or the Children’s Act,” reads the court documents.
She claims that Mbaru has neglected his parental responsibility for the child and instead donated his responsibility to Kaburu through a power of attorney, therefore, treating the child as a property of chattel goods.
Through Lawyer Suyianka Lempaa, the mother says Mbaru has also refused to have his name indicated on the birth certificate thereby denying him the benefit of a biological father.
The four-year-old is currently attending an international school in Kajiado where she says the school fees of Sh600,000 per year.
She wants the Sh320,000 monthly upkeep which she has broken down as follows: Food- Sh50,000, Medical – Sh50,000, Clothes – Sh50,000, Shopping – Sh100,000, House Help- Sh50,000 and miscellaneous- Sh20,000.
“Mbaru is a senior citizen, a prominent businessman who owns businesses worth billions of shillings including banking and control of Nairobi Security Exchange and therefore capable of supporting the child without any difficulties,” reads court documents