Female Jubilee MP Sues for Child Support

  • Extreme left is Gildil MP Martha Wangari in the company of female leaders at a past function. The parliamentarian sued for child support in a petition filed at a Naivasha court. The Standard
  • Gilgil MP Martha Wangari wants her troubled husband Peter Karanja to stay away from their children.

    The Standard on Thursday, October,10 reported that Wangari filed a case before Naivasha Chief Magistrate Joseph Karanja, asking her husband to pay her a Ksh 270,000 monthly upkeep. 

    The couple was blessed with two children but had filed for divorce from Karanja, who was arrested in connection to the murder of Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen.

    Wangari's husband Peter Karanja also filed a petition to be allowed to access his children.
    Wangari's husband Peter Karanja also filed a petition to be allowed to access his children.

    The Jubilee MP, through a certificate of urgency, also wants the court's go-ahead to be allowed access to their home in Gilgil.

    She also asked the court to bar her ex-husband from accessing their children until the case Karanja faces is heard and determined.

    "This is to avoid mental damage, ridicule, and shame on the part of the minors arising from the criminal allegations facing Karanja,” read part of Wangari's petition. 

    Karanja, as reported by the media, appeared to be a man engaged in countless relationships with many women.

    Wangari's lawyer told the court that Karanja made a counter application to be allowed to access his two children.

    The lawyer further argued that the minors were already troubled by media reports about their father.

    Wangari questioned the authenticity of a document tabled by Gilgil Sub-county children officer, which she holds was written in favor of Karanja.

    Her husband's lawyer also asked for more time to respond to the petition, adding that any accused person has the right to a fair hearing and is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

    Peter Karanja and Martha Wangari in their happy days. The two filed for divorce a month before Karanja was arrested in connection to Tob Cohens murder case
    Peter Karanja and Martha Wangari in their happy days. The two are engaged in a bitter divorce case