House of Grace Bishop David Muriithi has confirmed that he is the father of the child he had out of wedlock with a woman who sued him this month.
Muriithi has said he will take responsibility for his son, but will only pay her Sh10,000 monthly upkeep because he depends on well-wishers to survive.
“I offer to take full responsibility of paying fees for the minor as well as payment of 10,000 per month for the minor’s upkeep bearing in mind my limited means and family responsibility,” he says.
In his replying affidavit, the cleric say he had a short lived relationship on and off with the woman which ended in the year 2018.
“When I met the applicant she was living in her own rented house with her other teenage child sired from a different relation where she paid her own rent,” his affidavit reads.
However, Muriithi argues that he was not aware that the woman was pregnant and she never disclosed to him that she was pregnant.
He, however, recalled that she kept complaining that she had fibroids and never spoke about any pregnancy.
“The first time I learnt of the pregnancy was long after the relationship ended when I called to say hello and in the process she casually informed me that she was at St. Mary to deliver a baby which shocked me and so she is lying that I knew about the pregnancy,” reads court papers.
The Bishop says there was no way he would have been excited about a pregnancy that he did not know about and which she had hidden from him.
Muriithi has accused the woman of using their child to extort money from him since she thinks he is wealthy.
Muriithi says that as much as he is a Bishop in the church he heads, it is not true that he lives a high end life and this is only a pigment of her imagination.
“It is clear in my mind that the applicant having had the misconception that I live a high end life somehow has caused herself to conceive with the sole aim of getting a slice of the perceived ‘high end’ life,” he says
He further states that the woman’s scheme seems to be that she will use the child to unlawfully achieve her objective.
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