Controversial child custody case back in court today

The dispute involving a 10-year-old girl from Mwingi, Kitui County, heads back to court for review on January 15, 2020 amid uproar and criticism by children’s rights activists over the controversial ruling on her custody. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The girl’s father has moved to court under a certificate of urgency seeking a review of the ruling.
  • The magistrate's ruling granted his estranged wife full physical custody of the child.
  • The minor's father now says the orders were contrary to the ascertainable wishes, best interests and welfare of the minor.

The dispute involving a 10-year-old girl from Mwingi, Kitui County, heads back to court for review today (Wednesday) amid uproar and criticism by children’s rights activists over the controversial ruling on her custody.

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