Details of the expectant woman who had sued Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka seeking Ksh. 25 million compensation for allegedly neglecting their unborn child have emerged.
Reports by K42 have revealed that the lady in question, Irene Mutaki, had previously contested for the Webuye East Constituency parliamentary seat on a Ford Kenya ticket in the 2017 General elections but lost to Daniel Wanyama.
According to the a Ford Kenya supporter, Mutaki was a chief campaigner of the party despite her losing the Webuye East parliamentary seat.
”She used to sing in Ford Kenya rallies during the campaigns until the top three county seats were won by the party,” the Ford Kenya supporter stated.
She was reportedly nominated by the Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula to the Bungoma County Assembly due to her hard work for the party.
However, her nomination was later revoked after numerous complaints from the Members of Bungoma County Assembly and was replaced by Luke Opwora.
Mutaki came into the limelight after she filed court papers suing the Senate Speaker for allegedly abandoning her and their unborn child. She also accused the Bungoma Senator of requesting her to abort the pregnancy.
Through her lawyer Danstan Omari, Mutaki claimed that they had been having an affair since 2018.
“The applicant declined to accept as she has not been intimate with any other man other than the respondent, a fact that can be confirmed through a prenatal paternity test,” read part of the court papers read.
In her court case, Mutaki had also claimed that she risked miscarriage due to lack of the funds to attend parental clinics and the stress caused by the situation.
She accused Lusaka of living a luxurious lifestyle while she struggled to make ends meet.
“Lusaka’s defiant and brazen refusal to accept responsibility and assist the applicant to access esteemed hospitals capable of giving her highest standard of prenatal care threaten the life of their unborn child and is, therefore, in sharp contravention with the constitutional safeguards of life which begins at conception,” part of the court documents read.