Dennis Itumbi Child: Popular blogger Dennis Itumbi has been ordered to start paying upkeep for a child he fathered. This is after a DNA test that he had demanded showed that he is indeed the father.
Mr. Itumbi, who claims to work as Innovation, Digital and Diaspora Communication Director in the Office of the President, will no pay monthly child upkeep money amounting to Sh. 20,000 pending the determination of the case.
In the ruling the court also allowed the parties to try and reach an out-of-court settlement on the matter. Itumbi is the father of the girl who is the subject in the matter.
“The mother of the child, through family law advocate Enricah Dulo, says among their demands in the proposed out-of-court settlement deal is Sh. 50,000 monthly maintenance, a medical cover and school fees when minor starts school” says a report that appeared in the Daily Nation on Friday.
The court directed that Itumbi should also be granted reasonable access to the child, but the mother be granted actual and legal custody of the minor.
“We want a copy of his national identity card so that his name can be included in the minor’s certificate of birth, and we will also be asking him to set up a trust for the minor, because the baby girl is his only known child,” lawyer Dulo.
The mother had filed the case claiming that Itumbi deserted the child from birth and has refused to provide any form of support, knowing fully well that she is an orphan and had to stop working before giving birth.
Itumbi and the woman dated for almost a year, between January and August 2018, before the relationship abruptly ended. “He ended the relationship sometime in August 2018 when the lady informed him that she was pregnant with his child. She successfully delivered a female child on June 14, this year,” lawyer Dulo in court papers.