Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has admitted he is the father of the unborn baby of a woman who sued him for Sh25 million in child support two weeks ago.
This emerged on Wednesday when Speaker Lusaka told a Nairobi court that he is not challenging the paternity of the unborn baby.
His lawyer, Peter Wanyama, said Lusaka has been in talks with the woman, seeking to settle the matter out of court.
Wanyama told Justice Antony Mrima that Lusaka is ready and willing to pay for the medical expenses of her prenatal.
However, he said the maintenance of the baby should be dealt with in seven months or so after the baby is born.
Lawyer Danstan Omari representing the woman confirmed to the court that they have met and discussed the matter, and that they need a week to finalise the discussions.
Late June, a woman moved to court seeking the court to compel him to take responsibility for his unborn baby.
The woman also asked the court to order the speaker to pay Sh25 million for child support.
“Pending hearing and determination of the petition, Lusaka be ordered to support the unborn child by making a lump sum payment of Sh 25 million or any other reasonable amount in the circumstances which should meet the direct and indirect needs of the unborn child and after it’s birth,” court papers read in part.
Justice Mrima allowed the parties to continue with talks and directed the matter be mentioned on July 28 for directions.