MP Julius Ndegwa Faces Eviction Over Rent Arrears
Lamu West MP Julius Ndegwa may face eviction from his Nyali residence if he fails to clear rent arrears amounting to Ksh 140,000, a children's court ordered.
Tononoka Children's Court made this order after Ndegwa's wife, Rehema Susan Maalim stated that the former MP had abandoned her and their child for five months.
Reports by Daily Nation indicated that the landlord had threatened to send auctioneers to evict her and sell her property.
In her view, Senior Resident Magistrate Lucy Sindani ordered Ndegwa to clear the rent arrears where the two live.
"Pending the hearing and determination of this application, the respondent is hereby compelled to clear the rent arrears as required by the landlord of the premise where the applicant and her child reside," the court ordered.
Ms Maalim pleaded with the court to intervene as she and her child would be rendered destitute failure to payment of the rent.
"The respondent and I initially were residents of Lamu where we met but sometimes in 2017, I relocated to Mombasa where I opened a business," Ms Maalim cited.
The MP has not responded to the allegations.
In 2015, the MP and four officials were charged before a Mombasa law court over Ksh2.6 million fraud case.
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