UPDATE Tuesday June 30, 4.46pm: Chief Justice David Maraga has dismissed claims that he sired a child out of wedlock.
Maraga on Tuesday said through lawyer Danstan Omari that the birth certificate alleged to be that of his ‘daughter’ is fake.
“We have had a perusal and due diligence of the annextures that have been filed to accompany this. For those who have access to the birth certificate… there is no registrar known as Shamwata in the whole country nor has there been an officer with the name N.P Otieno,” Omari said.
A woman caused commotion outside the Milimani Law Courts on Tuesday June 30, accusing Chief Justice David Maraga for being a deadbeat father.
In a video shared on Twitter, the woman identified as Mary Kwamboka claims CJ Maraga sired a child with her whom he refused to take care of.
Kwamboka was screaming as she demanded the CJ to hear her out after she alleged to have neglected his duties as the father to her child.
“Kama alinipea mtoto kwa nini asigaramie? (if he gave me a child why is he not taking care of her?),” she cried.
Kwamboka further claimed that the CJ has not honoured summons by the children’s department on the matter.
“I met with Maraga and we had an affair. We’ve been friends since 2013 and now I have a 6-year-old daughter.
“He has refused to take care of the child, he wants me to foot all the bills… I have been filing cases every now and then, he was summoned by the Children’s Department and he refused to honour the summons,” she lamented.
She also demanded monthly maintenance few amounting to Ksh. 160,000 in a statement seen by 254 News.
Chief Justice David Maraga on Friday, June 19, suspended all Mombasa open court activities after 11 staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke, CJ Maraga revealed that the cases were reported in the past 24 hours.
“They include Judiciary officers and registry staff. Additionally, their primary contacts within the courts totaling 118 officers have been identified and must now go into self-quarantine with immediate effect as directed by the Ministry of Health officials,” Maraga stated.
Watch the video that did rounds on social media below: