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Court drops Chief Justice Maraga baby drama case

By Bernice Mbugua
Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
Mary Kwamboka, the woman who caused drama at the Milimani Law Courts shouting that Chief Justice David Maraga fathered her child but does help in providing for her. Photo/PD/CHARLES MATHAI
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Bernice Mbugua @BerniceMuhindi

The Children’s Court in Nairobi yesterday threw out a case filed by a woman accusing Chief Justice David Maraga of fathering her child and failing to meet upkeep expenses of the child. 

According to Justice Maraga’s lawyer, Danstan Omari, the case was dismissed after the woman, Mary Kwamboka Onyancha, failed to pay court filing fees and appear in court.

“We have been in court and it was confirmed from the court records that only a plaint had been put at the registry. 

There was no filing of Sh655 fees and by law that matter has not been properly filed,” Omari told the press outside Milimani Law courts.

Omari stated that they had filed an application to challenge the plaint but it could not go through because the woman had not filed the case.

Defamation suit

“The applicant has no case in court and therefore the matter has been dismissed,” he said.

“The people who instructed her have failed to pay so that we battle for the truth to come out… it is clear now all the documents that had been annexed in that matter are all forgeries: The birth certificate, the summons from director children’s service, and the letters from the school where the child is alleged to be going,” said Omari.

“This was stage managed play to disparage, to frustrate, to ridicule and to bring to the disrespect the office of the CJ,” he added.

Omari stated that Maraga does not intend to pursue any legal action against the woman.

“My client is not going to fall for a defamation suit, he is not going for any legal redress.

People should respect the CJ as an elder of SDA and a Christian. This is the end of that drama,” said Omari.

The woman had caused drama last month at the Milimani Law Courts accusing the CJ of siring and neglecting a 6-year-old girl.

She wailed demanding her case be heard and determined expeditiously.

The woman claimed she met Maraga in 2013 in church and had a daughter, who was born on April 21, 2014.

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