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Man Drags Son To Court, Demands 20 Percent Of His Salary

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A 73-year-old Kenyan man has taken his son to court over a demand for monthly maintenance money.

The aged father identified as Gideon Kisira Cherowo demanded that his 48-year-old son, Washington Chepkombe Cherowo give him 20 percent of his monthly income.

Gideon told the Kitale high court that his son has abandoned him and refused to send him any money despite the fact that he is working. He went ahead to reveal that things were presently difficult for him and his wife while also explaining that Washington is the only one employed out of his four children.

He stated that he sold his land to send his son from primary to secondary school and also paid his dowry.

He said: “I used all the resources I had to enable the defendant to be in a good position so that he can help us. Right now, my wife and I are in a horrible state yet we have a son who is working,” the plaintiff said in a civil suit at the high court.

“I sold my land in Cheptais, Bungoma, to educate him from primary to university. I also gave him a quarter of an acre. I even went ahead to pay dowry for the defendant’s wife, which cost me four cows and some amount of money, whose sum I cannot recall.”

“I pray that since he has a good salary, I request 20 per cent of his salary to be given to me as the father.”



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