The grandson to former President Daniel Moi, Collins Toroitich, is currently facing a court battle after a female politician sued him for allegedly abandoning his parental responsibilities.
The two children, a boy and a girl, are aged eleven and nine. Their mother, Ms Gladys Jeruto Tagi, said they got married in 2008. However, they separated after four years.
Ms Tagi said that despite being a well-off businessman, Torotich had never taken responsibility for the two children.
“Currently, I am unable to provide for the children alone. Their needs are so many, and I need assistance,” the politician said in her application.
Additionally, she said that she had tried to reach out to Toroitich, but her efforts were futile. She claimed that Torotich had even blocked her number.
Gladys Jeruto contested for the MCA Koibatek Ward seat in 2017. Unfortunately, she lost to Musa Cheruiyot.
This is not the first time that Torotich is facing controversY. In 2016, there were accusations that he had stolen his daughter’s mobile phone worth Kshs. 19,000. The parties later agreed to settle the matter out of court, and they withdrew the case.
Moi’s son, Philip Moi, was also in the spotlight for the same reason. His ex-wife sued him for both child support and alimony.