Collins Toroitich Kibet, despite being former President Moi’s grandson, is still struggling to survive and cater to his basic needs. This is after it emerged during a court session on Thursday, that he has been suffering from depression associated with life challenges he is currently facing. The court was told that he was discharged from a rehabilitation center, where he was undergoing treatment for drug addiction. Kibet is also said to be living a parasitic lifestyle other than being a drug addict. It was reported that the Moi Grandson was dependent on friends and relatives for his survival.
These details came out for the first time during a paternal responsibility case where he told the court that he can only pay for health insurance for his two young ones. Kibet had been taken to court not taking care of his kids. “I am financially strained at the moment and unable to offer more than what I am offering here and the applicant, who is my immediate neighbor at home, knows this fact very well,” he said.
Before the Nakuru Court, Kibet further said that his life has been full of breakups, revealing that he is a divorcee with two other young ones in the United States. “As a result of my depression diagnosis and the resultant loss of business, my finances have been greatly affected to the point where I depend on the goodwill of my friends and relatives to meet my immediate needs, I once even contemplated suicide because of brokenness”, Kibet told the court.
Kibet had been embroiled in a court battle with Gladys Jeruto Tagi, who in her application before Nakuru Principal Magistrate Benjamin Limo, is demanding Ksh1 million upkeep for their son and daughter. But Moi’s grandson, in his response, claimed that he could only afford to cater for their yearly National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) fees. Additionally, he told the court he wants the two learners transferred to JK Primary School in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County, which is a public institution and, therefore, eligible for government funding.