Sunday, 23 January 2011


Things are heating up as both Eric Wainaina and Valerie Kimani prepare for a court case over the paternity of Valerie’s son.
Eric has filed a suit on Wednesday January, 19, at the High Court in Nairobi court to try and force Valerie to conduct a DNA test on the baby boy who was born on July 5, 2010 at Aga Khan Hospital.
According to the Weekend Star, The Twende Twende star wants the paternity test before assuming his parental responsibility obligations as set out in the Children’s Act to provide the child with shelter, clothing, medical care, education and give him parental guidance in religious, moral, social and cultural values. “In the event that the paternity test confirms that I am the biological father of the child, I am ready and willing to assume parental responsibility over the child as provided for under the Children’s Act,” says Eric.
In the court papers, Eric insists that her refusal to allow the paternity test has adversely affected his personal life and put a psychological strain on his family. The case is yet to be allocated a hearing date.
The two were romantically linked on stage in a political musical called Mo Faya. The musical was authored by Eric and produced by his wife, Sheba Hirst.
Eric played the Kwa Maji slum star DJ Lwanda and Valerie his love interest in Syombua. The musical was staged at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in September 2009 and at seven sold out-out shows in Nairobi in October 2009.