Exclusive: FIDA seeks girl infected with Herpes by two gospel artistes

Women’s lobby group Fida is still trying to reach out to a woman who accused two gospel artistes Hope Kid and DK Kwenye Beat of infecting her with an STD.

The 20-year-old accused the duo of infecting her with Herpes intentionally, something that has caused her much anguish.

DK Kwenye Beat and Hope Kid

Speaking to the Star, Fida CEO Teresa Omondi said they are doing all they can to get in touch with the woman for free legal services.

“She has not reached out to us and we have not been able to get her contacts. However, we are still trying to contact her just in case she still wants to get legal assistance,” she said.

We can only proceed with this if she has given us consent. So far, we have no instructions from her to proceed, and that means we have nothing to work with at the moment.

As Fida, we cannot reach out to the gospel artistes to ask them if it is really true they infected the woman or not, given that such investigations are mainly carried out by the DPP.”

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FIDA,CEO Teresa Omondi

Asked how they came to the conclusion they would pick up this case, she said:

“For us what matters is that there is a woman whose rights have been violated and she needs our assistance. In this instance, we had a lot of tags from Kenyans.

We do NOT force or coerce someone to let us offer them legal assistance, it is a personal decision. What we mainly do is show them we are there for them in case they need our help.”

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Is it fair to divide assets 50/50 in the event of a divorce? (Poll)

A divorce ruling has ended the era of the 50/50 division of assets.

If you are splitting up from your hubby, pole girls, you won’t be entitled to half the assets in your marriage.

The High Court has declared that couples whose marriages end in divorce are entitled to what they each contributed during the union.

Justice John Mativo, in a landmark ruling on Monday, rejected a bid for couples to share their acquisitions 50-50.

Fida had wanted section 45 (3 of the Marriage Act, that states couples should get what they contribute, declared unconstitutional.

But the judge said: “A person cannot walk into a marriage and then walk out with more than what they deserve.”

He said the provision was meant to curb situations where parties to a marriage would be left to settle debts incurred during the subsistence of the marriage.

The Federation of Women Lawyers had challenged the constitutionality of Section 7 of the Matrimonial Properties Act.

The organisation had alleged the section offends Article 45 (3) of the Constitution which provides that parties to a marriage are entitled to equal rights at the start, during and at the dissolution of marriage.

Fida had also argued that the law creates unfair discrimination against women, arguing that the gender suffers most after dissolution of marriage.

The contention  was that the law was passed by Parliament despite objections.


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