A woman who was diagnosed with post-natal psychosis successfully sued Nairobi Women Representative Rachael Shebesh over illegally snatching Â her child. The woman also revealed that the child’s father, Teejay Ashivende had also been ‘adopted’ by Shebesh as her ‘son’ though opinion is divided of the true nature of the relationship.
Shebesh and Ashivende took custody of Natasha Gachie’s new born baby boy immediately she gave birth in April last year and has since been living with the baby in Shebesh’s Riverside Drive house where the baby’s mother had been denied access.
The court heard that Shebesh took Natasha’s child four days after he was born at Nairobi Women Hospital. Natasha, whom Shebesh and Ashivende have denied access to the child went to court to compel the beastly two to allow her even breastfeed her baby.
Also sued alongside Shebesh and Ashivende is Shebesh’s husband, Frank Shebesh.
Nairobi Magistrate A.W Nyoike ordered Shebesh to return the baby to her rightful mother as the case proceeds on March 13.
Ashivende and Shebesh have in the past been rumoured to be in a cordially satisfying relationship with allegations that the two once squeezed everything out in Shebesh’s car. A security guard who went to check on what’s going on in the car received several slaps from Shebesh long before Shebesh herself was slapped by Governor Evans Kidero. The case is still pending in Court.
Other sources however say Ashivende is related to Shebesh through the husband Frank and that the legislator has lived with the Â boy since he was a toddler. This means Ashivende sired the child while being fed and clothed by Shebesh. Messier than it is. Digression aside.
After diagnosis, doctors at the Nairobi Women Hospital advised Natasha to stay on at the hospital for treatment. She stayed there until April 26 and was transfered momentarily to Mariakani in South B where she was finally discharged on May 2.
It was while she was undergoing treatment that Â Ashivende and Shebesh took her baby.Â After her discharge, she said she was only allowed limited access to breastfeed her baby but Ashivende ordered the security guards at his home to bar her from entering the gate. It took a court intervention to allow her access the baby for breastfeeding purposes.
“The plaintiff (Natasha) states that the 2nd defendant (Shebesh) has abused and misused her position of power and influence to earlier instruct the watchmen at her residence to deny the plaintiff access to her minor,” reads part of the pleadings.
Natasha wants her baby. She accuses Shebesh of neglecting him. All women deserve to have their children.
“He (the baby) is being subjected to ‘wanton suffering’ in the hands of another woman”, says Natasha.
Sweetly, Natasha has decided to leave Ashivende to satisfy Shebesh whom she wonders how the TNA women representative is living with two men at the same time. Â Ashivende, one of the many city ‘celebs’ describes himself as a “marketer” with EABL though her ex-girlfriend says that without what he is getting from Shebesh, he is ‘a very irresponsible person who cannot take care of the child’.
This a messy custody case pitting one woman and her small child against two men and another woman who feeds the two men plus the child but has appetite for more, or so it seems. Shebesh being a public official and elected leader should not snatch another woman’s child, that we all agree on, aren’t we?