Son of former Kenya President pays for freedom


Son of Kenya's former President Daniel arap Moi, Philip Moi, has been spared the humiliation of being dragged to court after paying Sh600,000 ($7,000) to settle his estranged wife’s maintenance bill.

Mr Moi was arrested by CID officers yesterday morning following a warrant of arrest issued last week, and was taken to a Nairobi court under tight security where he spent a few hours before being driven off to Nairobi police headquarters.

It was at the police headquarters where he signed the cheque of Sh600,000, being three months arrears for the monthly upkeep for his estranged wife Rosana Pluda and their two children.

“Philip has paid the outstanding amount and has been released from police custody after the complainant (Pluda) dropped her claims. The warrant of arrest has now been lifted,” said Nairobi Provincial Police Officer (PPO) Moses Ombati.

Mr Ombati said all parties had agreed to sign a consent withdrawing the warrant of arrest after the accrued amount was settled, with a further agreement that Mr Moi will pay the next monthly instalment of Sh200,000 by December 15.

The High Court had last week ordered the detention of Mr Moi for failing to pay the fees.

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