NAKURU, Kenya (February 6, 2024) – Collins Kibet Toroitich Moi, grandson of former Kenyan President Daniel Moi, is facing potential imprisonment for contempt of court after allegedly failing to provide for his two children, as mandated by court orders.
The accusations stem from a child support case filed by Moi’s ex-wife, Gladys Jeruto Tagi. According to court documents, the court ordered Moi to pay Sh1.5 million annually towards the children’s school fees, medical expenses, and entertainment needs. However, Tagi claims Moi has neglected these responsibilities since June 2022, leaving her to shoulder the financial burden alone.
“Despite being aware of his parental responsibilities, the respondent has failed, neglected, ignored and refused to pay the school fees and take care of the school related expenses and entertainment needs as ordered by the court,” Tagi stated in her application.
She further alleges that she has spent a total of Sh2.8 million on the children since the court order, including Sh1.2 million on education, Sh600,000 on medical expenses, and Sh1 million on entertainment. The children are currently not enrolled in school due to lack of funds, according to Tagi.
Seeking justice, Tagi has requested the court to compel Moi to reimburse her for the expenses incured, resume child support payments and be jailed for six months.
Moi reportedly abandoned the children in 2012, leaving Tagi with sole responsibility. He initially denied paternity, but a DNA test confirmed his fatherhood. The case has ignited discussions about the challenges faced by single mothers in child support battles, particularly when dealing with individuals of significant social standing.
The court will hear Moi’s response to the accusations and decide on the next course of action. This case serves as a reminder of the importance of upholding court orders and ensuring children receive the financial support they are entitled to.