Musician Plaxedes Machuma Joka (popularly known as Plaxedes Wenyika) has filed for maintenance against businessman Dr Mika Joka following the couple’s separation pending divorce.
Wenyika filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences with Dr Joka who is the founder of Corporate 24 medical centre. The couple married in 2005 in terms of the Marriages Act (Chapter 5:11). In the divorce summons filed at the High Court on August 30 this year, Wenyika claimed monthly maintenance of $3 500 for herself and upkeep of the couple’s three children. Pending termination of the marriage,Wenyika has upgraded her claim to $6 330 through a separate court application for maintenance. In the court application filed at the High Court on Tuesday, Wenyika indicated she required $1 500 for her welfare and maintenance every month.
She is also claiming $1 110 monthly for each of the three children, including the one in boarding school bringing total claim in respect of the three children to $3 330. In addition, Wenyika wants $300 for the wages of her two maids and a gardener. She also claims $80 monthly for DSTV subscription. Wenyika who initiated the divorce proceedings, wants Dr Joka to maintain her in a manner she “had been accustomed to” during the happier times of the marriage.
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