Meet Jimnah Mbaru
A business mogul has been sued for child support by a 24-year-old woman.
The young woman has moved to court to demand KSh 4.4 million ($440,000) annual child support from Kenyan businessman and investment banker Jimnah Mbaru.
According to her lawyer, Suyianka Lempaa, the young mother met the businessman in 2017 and he impregnated her in 2018.
Jimnah Mbaru is filthy rich and in 2021 gained KSH276.6 million ($2.5 million) in under 151 days from his equity stake in Britam Holdings, a Kenya-based diversified financial services group listed on the Nairobi Stock exchange.
His ownership interest in the Kenya-based group makes him the largest individual shareholder ahead of Benson Wairegi, managing director of Britam Holdings.
Apart from his vast investments spanning across different sectors, Jimnah Mbaru also serves as the chairman and a major shareholder of one of Kenya’s leading investment bank – Dye & Blair, which reportedly has over $300 million in assets under management.
Neglected his parental responsibility
The 24-year-old woman is seeking the said monies on grounds that the businessman has neglected his parental responsibility for the said minor.
She alleges that Mbaru donated his parental responsibility to one Erick Murimi Kaburu through a power of attorney, treating the minor as a ‘property of chattel goods.’
It is her case that on or about September 1, 2020, the business Mogul gave power of attorney to the said Kaburu to be a “putative father” to the minor, terms of which are not known in any law she’s aware of.
She wants the court to order Mbaru to pay her Sh320,000 ($3200) monthly upkeep and a further Sh600,000 ($6000) school fees per year at an international school which amounts to Sh 4.4 million ($440,000).