According to Prisca Chemutai Bett, she was a student at Moi University in 2005 when she was introduced to the then Eldoret North MP by a mutual friend.
A woman who has sued Deputy President William Ruto for child support has revealed details on how she was allegedly tricked and impregnated – only to be abandoned after a short while. Prisca Chemutai Bett has submitted an affidavit through veteran lawyer Gitobu Imanyara in which she narrated her experiences with William Ruto.
Prisca Chemutai Bett adds that Ruto made several attempts to pursue a romantic relationship with her, and due “to her gullibility as a young and naïve student, she acquiesced to the advances”.
Shortly after she agreed to the romantic affair, Ms Prisca Bett conceived and on 6th March 2006, she gave birth to a baby girl which she named Cheropruto – inspired by the father’s name.
The plaintiff has told the court that while as Ruto had promised to take care of their child, he stopped supporting the two shortly after becoming the Deputy President.
Prisca Chemutai Bett claimed that after threatening to move to court, she received Sh35,000 through M-Pesa but the payments stopped – forcing her to move to court.
The woman now wants the court to compel the Deputy President to provide support for her child including a monthly allowance of Sh30,000 for food, Sh80,000 for housing, 35,000 for toiletries, among others.
Prisca Chemutai Bett has also asked for security and a decent car to transport her child to and from school.
The Deputy President has since dismissed the allegations, adding that his 11-year-old child is fully provided for.
Prisca Chemutai Bett Photo
A picture making rounds on social media seem to point to the woman in question but there has been no clarification yet.
Abby Cherop Ruto – Deputy President William Ruto’s Daughter – Photo
Abby Cherop Ruto, Deputy President William Ruto’s daughter takes a boda boda to church. Her mother Prisca Cherop has sued the DP for negligence.
Prisca Chemutai Bett – Abby Cherop Ruto – Video
DP William Ruto dismisses child neglect claims, sets record straight
Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed claims that he had neglected a daughter he sired with a woman, revealing that he has been giving out Sh40,000 monthly for upkeep.
William Ruto also revealed that he had went further and secured the mother of his daughter a Sh90,000 monthly job.
Posting on his Twitter page, he said the woman had sired three other children and demanded their father(s) to take responsibility and take care of them.
In a series of tweets from his verified Twitter account @WilliamsRuto, the DP said that he will not be blackmailed to care for other men’s children.
“The other father/s should be men enough and look after their kids. Trying blackmail for me to cater for other men’s children won’t work,” he tweeted.
The tweet was part of three he sent out in response to a suit filed by a woman who said in court documents that the he had failed to take care of their child.
William Ruto Child Abby Cherop Ruto well taken care of
Mr William Ruto on Thursday acknowledged having sired a child out of wedlock with the woman, Prisca Chemutai Bett.
He said his daughter Abby Cherop Ruto is well taken care of and warned politicians and ‘busybodies’ not to meddle in the matter.
“My 11 year old child Abby Cherop Ruto is well catered for including her education in private boarding school. Politicians & Busybodies should keep off,” he wrote.
The Deputy President later tweeted: “For the record I did find Abby’s mother a 90k-a-month job,40k monthly upkeep ever since. She went ahead to get her own 3 other kids though”.
Through lawyer Gitobu Imanyara, the woman accuses Mr Ruto of refusing to provide them with essential needs like food, decent clothing and a home.
The woman also accuses Mr Ruto of refusing to pay school fees for their daughter and to provide medication.
She also claims in the case documents that their child is now bound to miss out on healthy growth and quality education.
“The minor is in dire need of and is entitled to basic necessities since her mother is not able to adequately provide for he…Mr Ruto has totally neglected his parental responsibility as demanded of him,” Mr Imanyara said.
The woman wants the case, which was filed Thursday, certified as urgent and heard on a priority basis since she and her daughter will continue to suffer irreparably.
Prisca Chemutai Bett is seeking about Sh200,000 in monthly support for food, shelter, clothing, toiletries and house help alone, as well as adequate medical cover and school fees.
Mr Ruto is married to Rachael Ruto and they have six children, including an adopted daughter.