Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka has finally admitted to being the father of the unborn child, days after his lover took him to court.
According to his lawyer Peter Wanyama, Ken Lusaka is willing to settle the matter out of court.
He also asserted that he will only pay for the child’s maintenance once it is born. He also agreed to take care of the pre-natal expenses of the expectant woman.
Complaint Irene Naswa Mutaki through his lawyer Danstan Omari, admitted that the two parties have been having discussions and need seven days to finalize the negotiations in order to file a consent.
The defense counsel said a week was not sufficient and sought to finalize negotiations in 30 days.
Justice Antony Mirima said his client is still engaging his petitioner.
“I don’t think within seven days we will have addressed the pre-birth maintenance issues because there are a couple of issues my client is still engaging the petitioner on such accommodation expenses with respect to prenatal care which are continuous expenses,” stated Justice Mirima.
However, according to Wanyama, Irene Naswa, wants the negotiation completed quickly she wants Lusaka to buy her a house something that cannot happen within seven days.
“They are putting us under pressure to say that they need a house within seven days. Who can buy a house within seven days?” Wanyama posed.
Lawyer Omari however, said that 30 days was too long because the pregnancy was high risk.
As per the document filed in court the complaint sought Sh200, 000 per month for the support of the unborn child or a lump sum of Sh25 million if Lusaka is unable to meet his monthly obligations.
According to Omari Lusaka and Irine Naswa have been together since 2018 up to May 2021 after the expectant disclosed that she was pregnant.