- High Court advocate Wahome Thuku said having the actual custody of children is important for any single parent
- According to the barrister, most travel documents would require one to produce a custody order or consent from the partner whenever he/she needs to relocate with the children
- He gave an example of those with green cards saying they might be barred from relocating in the absence of actual custody of the children
Lawyer Wahome Thuku has urged single parents to move with speed and get actual custody orders for their children below 18 years.
Lawyer Wahome Thuku at a past function. Photo: Wahome Thuku.
In a Facebook post, Thuku, an Advocate of the High Court, argued that the move would help single parents if they wanted to relocate abroad with their kids after acquiring a green card.
Wahome Thuku explains importance of custody orders
According to Thuku, with the actual custody, one might not need the consent of their partners to relocate with their minors.
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“If you are a single parent, I advise you to get an order of actual custody of your child. Or children. Especially if the other parent is still around somewhere in this world. You may not need him (or her) to take part in raising the child(ren) but just get custody, something to show you have the full care of the child (under 18),” Thuku said on Tuesday, November 8.
According to the lawyer, the same parents might intentionally refuse to sign consent forms to punish their partners.
Thuku revealed that in the past two weeks, he had handled three cases for his clients who are single mothers who have been denied the chance to travel unless they provide custody documents or consent from their partners.
“In just two weeks, I have dealt with 3 cases of single moms who want to take a child abroad (the greencard thing), and the father can’t be traced to give consent, or the dude is evasive or doesn’t care. And the embassy is demanding an order of custody or consent from the fellow. OK, I am not saying you must get it, but you never know when you will need it,” he added.
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Woman sues businessman Jimmah Mbaru for child support
In other news, a 24-year-old woman moved to court demanding KSh 4.4 million annual child support from Kenyan businessman Jimnah Mbaru.
The lady claimed that Mbaru is the father of her child and opted to seek legal redress to compel him to provide child support over alleged negligence.
Her lawyer, Suyianka Lempaa, claimed the young mother got pregnant with the businessman in 2018.
She sought the said monies because the investor had neglected his parental responsibility for the said minor.
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