Kenyan bishop sued for neglecting a child he sired out of wedlock
A Kenyan woman has gone to court seeking an order to compel a famous televangelist and House of Grace bishop David Muriithi to take care of their two-year-old son.
The woman claimed she met the bishop in 2018, and after several months of romantic relationship with him, she became pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy in January 2019.
According to the woman's lawyer, the man of God was supportive during the pregnancy, but things took a new twist after she delivered.
Lawyer Danstan Omari said the woman is singlehandedly taking care of the minor after Muriithi stopped giving his support on the ground that he is a bishop without salary.
“Muriithi has neglected his parental responsibilities least to say and has caused the minor herein to be a child in need of care and protection,” said Omari.
“The woman disclosed that he is a bishop of a reputable church within the Republic of Kenya who lives a high-end life and is not willing to offer his child the same kind of life which is a clear indication of discrimination on his part,” he added.
The complainant argued that the child has attained the age of joining the school, and it is high time the bishop help her with paying the child's school fees and school-related expenses, and other costs.
She wants the court to direct him to pay a $1000 monthly allowance for child maintenance.
The things listed in the monthly upkeep include $200 for food and shopping, $350 for rent, $110 for clothing, house help $100, $50 for entertainment, $30 for utilities, $20 for toys, and $10 salon.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.