Female politician drags deadbeat dad Moi grandson to court over child upkeep

Female politician drags deadbeat dad Moi grandson to court over child upkeep

Former President Daniel Moi’s grandson Collins Toroitich has been dragged to court after a female politician sued him for abandoning his parental duties.

Court papers indicate that Toroitich married Gladys Jeruto Tagi – a Baringo-based politician in 2008 and were blessed with two children.

They however separated four years later after they had been blessed with a boy and a girl.

Tagi, in her application, noted that Toroitich had never taken responsibility for both children despite being a well-off businessman.

“I am currently unable to provide for the children alone as the needs are so many and would need to be assisted,” she stated.

She further stated that her attempts to reach the deadbeat dad have been futile as she alleged that he had blocked her phone number.

Female politician drags deadbeat dad Moi grandson to court over child upkeep

Tagi had contested for the MCA Koibatek Ward seat in the 2017 elections but lost to Musa Cheruiyot.

Collins is the son of the late Jonathan Toroitich, Moi’s eldest son, who passed on in 2019. 

Toroitich is not new to controversy as in 2016, he was accused of stealing his daughter’s phone worth Ksh19,000 at a birthday party in Nakuru. The case was later withdrawn after both parties agreed to settle the matter out of court.

This is not the first time the Moi family has been on the spot for court issues regarding parental responsibilities.

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