He has, however, rejected Ksh1 million monthly upkeep his estranged wife was demanding in the case.
Collins Kibet Toroitich Moi, while appearing before a Nakuru Court on Thursday, September 2, stated he is ready to support the two children he sired with his estranged wife, Gladys Jeruto Tagi.
The duo separated more than eight years ago, following what they described as “irreconcilable differences”.
Tagi filed the suit in March, seeking to compel Kibet to pay Ksh1 monthly for the two children.
Through her lawyer David Mongâ€™eri, she claimed the money was to enable her to take care of the children’s basic needs, among others.
Appearing before Principal magistrate Benjamin Limo, Kibet through his lawyer requested time to make his proposals on the support.
â€œMy client has agreed to support the children, but he is not in a position to pay the amount demanded by the applicant. He, therefore, seeks for permission from the court to make formal proposals on how he will support the children,â€ said the lawyer.
Kibet further told the court that he will make a consent before the court with Tagi on how he will support the children.
Kibet had earlier disputed the paternity of the children, up until after he took a DNA test that confirmed the two children aged 11 and nine are his.
“The children exhibit a compatible obligatory paternal allelic profile with that of Collins Toroitich Moi,” read the report.
Tagi accused Kibet of neglecting his children and leaving her to take care of them by herself.
“I am currently unable to provide for the children alone as the needs are so many and would need to be assisted,” she stated.
Tagi further argued that they lived together as a couple for four years before they separated in 2012.
The court granted Kibetâ€™s request to make a formal application with his proposals before the matter is mentioned on September 8.