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Kitale: 73-year-old man sues son, demands 20 per cent of his salary overalleged neglect

A 73-year-old man has sued his son for failing to allocate part of his salary to him and his wife despite having a well paying job.

Mzee Gideon Kisira Cherowo sued his son Washington Chepkombe, an employer of the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) claiming he has never sent upkeep money despite being salaried.

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In his suit, Cherowo argued that he invested in his 48-year-old son so that he could help them later in life, adding that he has tried reaching him but to no avail.

“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

“I pray that since the defendant has a good salary, I request for 20% of his salary to be given to me as the father,” Cherowo said in his suit.

The 73-year-old went ahead to claim that other than selling his land to educate him, he also gavehim a quarter an acre and even paid his dowry.

“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,” he added.

Cherowo added that his son has never disclosed the details of his contract with KAA, adding that since he was employed in 2008, the family is yet to know his position at the state agency.

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He said his son has never shown up at home for 17 years now and during the period, he has never sent home any assistance.

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