Controversy engulfs Sonko paternity case
31 October 2014, 12:15
Kwale - Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko's estranged wife, Josephine Thuku has asked court to order for a second DNA test after the first one proved that he is not the father of her child.
The test undertaken by government analyst at the government chemist 30 September 2014, George Ogunda, indicated that Mbuvi is the biological father of only the first child though the two minors are biologically related.
Thuku had claimed that the flamboyant Senator is the biological father of the two children, but Sonko insisted that he only fathered the first child.
On Wednesday, Thuku rejected the DNA tests results saying the respondent picked the children from school and went to a private house with the unidentified doctor where only one child was examined.
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“We have received the DNA test results but we have issues with the way it was done. The child examined is not the child we wanted examined according to what the kids told their mother," said Thuku's Lawyer, Leonard Shimaka.
He said for the sake of the children, another DNA test must be undertaken at Path care hospital in Mombasa.
“We are insisting on Path care hospital because the results will come direct to the court and not to either parties in 21 days,” he said.
Thuku asked the court to ensure the DNA test is undertaken at Path care with both parents and children present on an appointed date.
She also urged the court to ensure that the respondent continues providing monthly shopping for the two children at a cost of KES 15 000 at Nakumatt Ukunda as earlier agreed.
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“We also want the respondent to continue paying school fees for both children and we also seek an early date for hearing of the suit,” said Lawyer Shimaka.
Lawyer Lydia Kwamboka, representing the respondent, denied claims that his client took the children to a hotel for DNA test clarifying that he took them to a hotel to make them comfortable.
“My client is ready to take another DNA test and so we have no problem with that,” said Kwamboka.
Resident Magistrate Christine Njagi said, “The consent herein is adopted as an order of the court. Hearing of the main suit will be on 17 December 2014 all parties to be present.”
Thuku wants the Senator to pay KES 140 000 maintenance for the two children she claimed they sired together.
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