A case against Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has been deferred to March 6.
The case had been filed by Caroline Maina, who claims Mandago has neglected a child they sired in 2001. She accused the governor of failing to provide for their son despite being his legitimate father.
While was deferring the case ,Eldoret Law Courts principal magistrate Mary Njagi, said Mandago through his lawyers had requested for time to gather documents refuting the claims by the Kindergarten teacher.
During the hearing on Monday, Ms Maina said she was married to Mandago from 1988 to 2002 and had the baby on January 18, 2001 adding that Mandago only paid the boy’s primary school fees and left him destitute afterwards.
Ms Maina said she sued Mandago for the sake of her son’s education as her salary of Kshs 8,000 is not enough for the child’s personal and educational needs.
Last week, the principle magistrate had ordered Mandago to pay for the boy’s food, shelter, clothing, medical cover and education pending the hearing and determination of the case which she certified as urgent.