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Newly-wed Susumila in a battle with ex-wife over child support

By THOMAS MATIKO October 24th, 2015 2 min read

Barely a day after Mombasa-based musician Susumila got married to actress Kibibi Salim, his ex-wife, Ruth Jimmy, has began legal proceedings to sue the artiste for child support.

Susumila, 32, who wedded the beautiful actress at a colorful ceremony in Mombasa on Thurdsay, has two children with Ruth, 24, a seven year old daughter, Hidaya and three year old son Hamisi.

Speaking to Nairobi News, Ruth said she will be suing the musician demanding an upkeep of Sh30, 000 monthly for abdicating his role as a father to the two children.

But in a series of WhatsApp messages seen by Nairobi News, Susumila has told Ruth that he will not be supporting the kid after she decided to expose their domestic issues to the media.

“He called me when the story was first published on Mwanaspoti newspaper after I complained that the Sh10, 000 for upkeep every moth that he pledged was too little to cater for the medical cover and school fees of the two kids. He told me he won’t send me any money and threatened to deal with me as he did with Chikuzee” Ruth told Nairobi News.


“For this reason I have no choice but to sue him because I can’t raise two kids on my own because of their fathers’ negligence. I have already hired a lawyer to represent me in the case” She added.

When contacted over the Susumila said he has no problem with whatever legal actions his former wife intends to take against him.

“I really don’t care. Whatever actions she wants to take, so be it,” he said.

Susumila and Ruth were together in a customary marriage for four years, although the two dated for a number of years before getting married.

The musician who is currently riding high with his latest single Ihale split from his ex-wife in August this year and immediately hooked up with Kibibi.