The heightened political temperature between the National Super Alliance (NASA) and the Jubilee Party has cost former Vitimbi actor turned politician Eunice Wambui, popularly known as Nyasuguta, her 15 year old relationship.
According to the controversial actress, the father of her 8 year old son has refused to give her child support because NASA supporters were instructed by their leaders to boycott women from certain communities.
Nyasuguta claims her baby daddy, David Otieno, was there for his son until the August 8 election. She pleaded with Mr Otieno, who works with a Dubai Government agency, to atleast have mercy for his son.
She told eDaily of her ordeal:
“Every time I call and ask him for child maintenance, he tells me: ‘Our leaders in Nasa told us to boycott women from certain communities, one of them being yours. That is exactly what I am doing”
Nyasuguta admitted that their relationship was over because of their political differences.
“I have come to terms with the fact that we can no longer be together as lovers. But, he should be there for his son, just as he used to be there for him until two months ago”
“I really loved Otieno! When we were dating, he was a good man; unmatched in several aspects. That explains why I named my son after him. However, our political differences have made me see the other side of him that I did not know about. He says he is Nasa damu, and would do everything that the Party wants him to do as a supporter.
“When I was running for Embakasi South Jubilee ticket in the April, 2017 Party primaries, he told me to back out of the race, failure of which, he’d stop giving me child support money. I disobeyed his call, and since then, things have never been the same. He stopped paying for our son’s school fees, meals in school and much more two months ago. He told me: ‘I won’t associate with you if you continue supporting a political party which is opposing Nasa’.
“neglect parental responsibilities because they do not share a political ideology or Party with their baby mamas, especially those (women) whose loyalty is inclined toward Jubilee.”
“I am not in this mess alone. Other women have called me on phone, while others have interacted with me on a personal level, saying their baby daddies, who are Nasa supporters, have left them since Nasa called for boycott of products, which the coalition alleges are manufactured by firms friendly to Jubilee. Sadly, one Nasa MP even encouraged his supporters to use and abandon women from certain communities. It is a big shame!”
“He is well off, very well off. I fail to understand why he has chosen to neglect parental responsibilities, knowing very well that my son attends an expensive academy. I will drag him to court because if I don’t, he won’t send me money anytime soon, given the political stand-off in the country currently,” She narrated to eDaily.