Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has come to the defence of a woman, who on Tuesday, 30th June, caused quite a stir at Milimani Law Courts, Nairobi, claiming that she has a child with Chief Justice David Maraga.
Omanga said that it was wrong to condemn the woman without delving deep into her allegation.
Even though the senator conceded that the woman had used a wrong approach, she noted that justice should be accorded to her just like all other women involved in similar cases.
“Dear Kwamboka, as a woman and a mother, I understand your anger and refuse to join ranks with those condemning you. I may not a agree with your method, but you deserve fairness by all means,” she wrote on her social media pages.
She then offered financial support should the woman need legal fees to pursue justice for her purported six-year-old daughter.
“I’m willing to provide Ksh100,000 to cater for that so long as you can privately convince me of the merit of your case, including the existence of the minor and prior contact with the CJ, if any.”
The senator added that Kenyans are notorious for dismissing women when they seek legal redress over child support.
Mary Onyancha Kwamboka claims that CJ Maraga has refused to take care of his child, whom he allegedly sired out wedlock.
I’m Not an Irresponsible Father
Through his lawyer, Danstan Omari, Maraga told off the woman, saying that she had been sponsored by the “deep state” to soil his name.
Omari poked holes into the birthday certificate provided by the woman, noting that it has massive errors.
“There is no registrar of births by the name Shamwati in the whole country. Neither has there been an officer called N.P. Otieno in the Nairobi office, which means the certificate was generated,” the advocate stated.
He went on to claim that CJ Maraga was being fought by powerful forces in the government who want to force him into early retirement.