Raila’s son files for divorce

Thursday November 24 2011

By Nation Reporter

Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s son Fidel Odinga wants to divorce his wife.

He has filed a case at the Nairobi Magistrate’s Court to end his four- year-old marriage to Ms Veronica Wanjiru Ng’ang’a.

Ms Ng’ang’a has not responded to the case as required, prompting Fidel to ask the court to enter judgment and grant him the orders sought in her absence.

Mr Odinga, who describes himself as a businessman in the court documents, filed the case on August 4 and wants it fast-tracked.

Irreconcilable differences

The Prime Minister’s first born child married Ms Ng’ang’a under Customary Law on March 17, 2007.

Since then, the two have been living as husband and wife in Karen, Nairobi.

In the papers, he says that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.

Apart from seeking to have the marriage dissolved, he also wants court orders directing the wife to pay him the costs of the case.

Mr Odinga says the marriage has broken down owing to irreconcilable differences between him and Ms Ng’ang’a.

He has, however, not stated the differences.