A 73-year-old Kenyan man has filed a lawsuit against his son alleging he doesn’t provide for his upkeep and that of his mother. According to K24 TV, the plaintiff, Gideon Cherowo Kisira, is demanding 20% of his son’s salary as a result.
The septuagenarian alleges that his son, an employee at the Kenya Airports Authority, is financially stable. But the 48-year-old hasn’t been taking care of him and his mother although they went above and beyond to provide for him during his childhood.
“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 per cent of his salary to be given to me as the father,” Kisira reportedly said in the suit.
The 73-year-old also said he had to sell his land in order to finance his son’s education from primary school to the university. Besides that, Kisira also claims he gave him a parcel of land and financed his dowry. He said he had to give out four cows for that.
“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,” Kisira stated in the suit.
The plaintiff said he hardly hears from his son, who hasn’t visited him in the family’s rural home over the last 17 years. But in an interview with BBC on Friday, Kisira said they had ultimately arranged to have a meeting with his son, and it was their desire to handle the issue as a family.