A middle aged woman from United States of America has moved to the Milimani Courts in Nairobi seeking custody of her six year old daughter.
Emely Sarita is seeking full custody of the minor after her ex-husband Ndiritu Wachira Muriuki moved with her to Kenya without her consent.
“I came to Kenya two weeks ago to pick my daughter with the court order from the Juvenile court, but my Ex-husband is now on the run, I really need to be with my daughter, he flew with my daughter without her American passport from New Jersey,” Emely narrates.
According to Sarita she divorced her husband in 2020 after the marriage was riddled with violence and physical assault.
“We officiated our marriage with the defendant on the 22nd March 2016 and after we were blessed with a daughter. During the union the accused would assault me in the presence of the minor and sometimes eject me from the house with minor,” reads an affidavit sworn by Emely .
The embattled husband is said to have abducted the minor from New Jersey and fled to kenya.
The woman arrived in Kenya in September this year and her attempts to have access to her daughter have been futile.
“I have not met may daughter since I came to Kenya, he did not come along with the daughter and now on the run,” Affidavit further reads.
She has made a passionate appeal to the former husband to honor the court order and produce their child.
By Rodgers Oduor