Help Ken bring his boys home

Ken Spooner
Ken Spooner

KEN Spooner has faced more than three years without his children after they were abducted by their mother.

And Milton Keynes Citizen believes it is high time the British Government took a strong stance on the case.

Our Justice for Ken campaign is battling to get Devlan and Caelan Spooner home after their mother took them on a family holiday to Zambia in October 2008 – and never returned.

Now we are urging residents to send our letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, Foreign Secretary William Hague and the Zambian High Commission in the hope that they will finally act.

Mr Spooner had hoped his two boys would finally be returning home after the Zambian High Court granted him custody of the children in September.

But their mother managed to obtain a stay on the ruling pending an appeal.

The Foreign Office insists it cannot interfere in the affairs of a sovereign state, despite the fact the children are Wards of the English Court.

The Milton Keynes Citizen has had no response to a petition backed by hundreds of readers and handed into Parliament by the MP for Milton Keynes North Mark Lancaster.

> To send our letter, see below, to PM Mr Cameron write to: David Cameron, House of Commons, London, SW1A OAA

> To write to Mr Hague the address is: William Hague, House of Commons, London, SW1A OAA

> The address for the Zambian High Commission is: Zambian High Commission, 2 Palace Gate, London, W8 5NG.


I am writing regarding Milton Keynes resident Ken Spooner, whose children were taken on holiday to Zambia by their mother Zanetta Nyendwa in October 2008.

Despite signing an agreement saying she would return with the boys, Ms Nyendwa has since taken up residence in Zambia.

Mr Spooner has been forced to enter into a lengthy and costly legal battle in an attempt to bring his children – both British citizens – home to England.

In September the Zambian Supreme Court adjudicated that Mr Spooner should have custody of the boys.

However, a stay was placed on the ruling pending an appeal from Ms Nyendwa – meaning despite both British and Zambian Governments recognising that the children should be in England, they remain with their mother.

Mr Spooner has faced extreme emotional and financial pressures as a result of Ms Nyendwa’s relocation of their children. He has only been allowed fleeting visits to see them in the last three years.

I urge the Zambian High Commission and British Government to give this case their most urgent attention and, where possible, to intervene to make sure Mr Spooner is properly reunited with his children as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,