A woman caused a commotion in an Eldoret court as she vehemently protested a 50/50 child upkeep judgment.
The dramatic incident, captured by Nation Media in a courtroom video, unfolded as the woman shouted at court clerks while the audience watched in silence.
“I’ve decided I’ve lost the case. What will the child eat? How will this child have a meal?” she questioned attendees in the courtroom.
“This child will live with the mother! Me, me… I should go to work and come back with two children. I feed them, then I have to pay school fees… inaudible… that child hasn’t even started school yet. Which school fees? The child hasn’t even started school,” she exclaimed, her frustration evident.
She demanded answers about how she would manage her share of the child’s upkeep costs under the 50/50 split, a legal change made in 2022 where both parents contribute equally to the child’s well-being, sharing financial responsibility.
Continuing her rant, she challenged the court attendees, “What are you even doing? I reject that judgment; let him take custody if he wants. He can take the children; I don’t want them anymore. If it’s about school fees, he can take the children, and I’ll pay the school fees.”
Asserting her contributions to the child’s well-being, she emphasized, “We are 50/50, aren’t we? I live with the children; I’ve already contributed my 50 percent. There are five things: food, rent, clothing, and medication,” she argued, expressing her frustration at being burdened with these responsibilities, including school fees, while the children were not yet of school-going age.
A voice interrupted, advising her to read the judgment and file another application if she disagreed.
The woman rejected the suggestion, claiming the process was flawed.
“That’s not a judgment, no way! I have never read such, not even on the internet or TV. I’ve never seen such a judgment,” she declared.
In her anger, she stormed out of the courtroom, making calls to have the children dropped off at their father’s, insisting that he should assume full responsibility.