Traffic flow and normal business operations were temporarily disrupted on Tuesday, December 13, after a woman donning a wedding gown stormed Jogoo House, which houses various government officers in Nairobi's Central Business District.
In a video seen, the woman stormed past police officers and other officials from the Ministry of Education demanding child support.
Accompanied by her two children, she appealed to President William Ruto to intervene while accusing her husband, a police officer, of neglecting his parental responsibilities.
"I have been suffering for a while and cannot take it anymore. I want President William Ruto or (Interior Cabinet Secretary) Kithure Kindiki to help me," she lamented.
She accused her estranged husband of receiving protection from senior government officials, thus blocking her bid to access justice.
"This man (my baby daddy) has refused to take care of the children. We have had nothing to eat for days, forcing me to come here," the aggrieved woman claimed.
"This child (pointing at the infant) is sick, and I do not have money for treatment. The father of my children is a police officer, and his seniors are protecting him," she added.
To support her claims, she shared with the curious onlookers the details of her marriage to the law enforcement officer whose name was not immediately established.
Cops within Nairobi Business District (CBD) managed to converse with her halting the drama that ensued due to her solo protest.
However, it was not immediately established whether she got justice after the cops intervened.
According to Kenyan laws, absconding from parental responsibilities is considered an offence. Different courts prescribe different penalties arising from child custody cases.
Before delivering a verdict, the judge evaluates the financial status of the couple and the immediate demands of a child.
In a recent ruling, the grandson of the late President Daniel Moi, Collins Kibet Moi, was ordered to pay Ksh1.5 million annually to support his two children.
"The defendant shall pay school fees and also take care of the medical needs (via medical cover). the parties shall share in the provision of entertainment needs of the minors," the court ruled.
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