Eldoret woman sues ex-lover for upkeep, says no to DNA test
There was drama at the children’s court in Eldoret when a woman demanded that a man pays upkeep for her son but refused to subject the child and supposed father to a DNA test.
Instead, the woman accused the man of attempting to evade his responsibility by demanding a DNA test.
“This is your son. I am the mother and I know it .You can’t subject our ailing baby to DNA yet you know very well you are the father,” the woman shouted to the man outside the court.
It took the intervention of security officers at the court to quell the situation.
Despite resistance from the woman, the man insisted he will stop all the assistance he’s been offering to the minor until a DNA test is done to ascertain his paternity.
The man said he had realized the woman was in a relationship with other men by the time she delivered the baby boy.
“I have just realized that during our relationship, the woman had some other men and I am not sure if the baby is mine. I might be taking care of someone else’s baby. I am ready to pay for DNA costs,” said the man.
Relatives of the woman who had accompanied her in court together with her father almost physically assaulted the man as he insisted that DNA is a must.
“You have ruined the future of my daughter and yet you are talking about DNA. I am going to deal with it,” the woman’s father told the man during a fierce exchange of words outside an Eldoret court.
Already the accused man has moved to court under a certificate of urgency seeking an order for DNA test.
The court certified the application as urgent.
“The court stated that the DNA of respective parties be conducted to determine the true paternity of the minor,” stated the court.
The matter will be mentioned on February 27.