Bishop David Muriithi of House of Grace Church has accepted that he sired son with a woman who sued him demanding for child support.
The woman identified as Judy Mutave Muasya while in court on Monday, August 2 demanded Muriithi should be paying her KSh 100,000 for their child’s upkeep.
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According to the man of God, in a court affidavit, he admitted that indeed he had a relationship with the lady but was an on and off relationship.
”I and the applicant had a short-lived relationship on and off which ended in the year 2018,” Muriithi said.
He further stated that he was unaware of her pregnancy noting that she kept it a secret from him and only complained to him about having fibroids.
He also refuted that the pregnancy news excited him by stating that he knew nothing about it since day one.
“She kept on complaining about fibroids and never spoke about a pregnancy. It is now that I realise that the applicant never had any fibroids contrary to what she presented to me and some of her friends,” he stated in his affidavit.
Muriithi explain that the first time he knew about the baby was when delivering as she called him to go witness and say hello
“That the first time I learnt about the applicant’s pregnancy was long after the relationship had ended when I called her to say hello and in the process, she casually informed me that she was at St Marys hospital Langata to deliver a child which shocked me,” the court papers read.
The Bishop further said that the woman had other plans by taking the case to court, he said she either wanted to extort money or embarrass him or both.
“It is also clear in my mind that the applicant’s objective might not be that she has the welfare of the minor at heart but a scheme to either extort money which the applicant imagines I have as she has alleged in her affidavit that I live a high-end life and /or embarrass me,” he said.
He further clarified that he does not have any regular income as he only depend on donations for people of goodwill.
“I do not have a regular income and/or payslip but rather depend purely on donations from well-wishers and such donations have not been forthcoming due to the Covid-19 pandemic where church activities have been disrupted for close to two(2) years now,” he noted.
Muriithi finally accepted responsibility and agreed to pay KSh 10,000 which he said is the only money he can afford.
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“As a responsible Kenyan, and offering to take responsibility of paying fees for the minor as well as payment of KSh 10,000 per month for the minor’s subsistence,” he said.
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