Reports have emerged on Irene Mutaki, the expectant woman who had sued Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka and sought Ksh25 million compensation over their alleged unborn child.
According to a report by K24, Mutaki had previously contested for the Webuye East parliamentary seat on a Ford Kenya ticket in the 2017 General elections. She, however, lost to Daniel Wanyama.
Further, Ford Kenya supporters acknowledged that she was a chief campaigner of the party despite her loss in the parliamentary seat.
”She used to sing in Ford Kenya rallies during the campaigns until the top three county seats were won by the party,” one ardent Ford Kenya supporter stated.
Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula at a past event.
Her passion was acknowledged by the party leader Moses Wetangula who reportedly nominated her to the Bungoma County Assembly.
Her nomination was later revoked after numerous complaints from the assembly. Mutaki was replaced by Luke Opwora.
She came into the limelight after she filed court papers suing the speaker for allegedly absconding his parental duties.
Through her lawyer, Danstan Omari she noted that they had been having an affair since 2018.
She also accused the speaker of requesting the termination of the pregnancy.
“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.
Mutaki had also laid claim that she risked miscarriage due to the stress caused by the situation. She also stated that she lacked the funds to attend parental clinics.
Based on her argument, Lusaka continued to live 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,” read part of the court documents.
Renowned lawyer Danstan Omari outside a Nairobi Court in 2019