Bishop David Muriithi, a renowned televangelist of House of Grace Church has been sued by the mother of his child demanding Sh100,000 monthly child upkeep.
The woman whose identity remains unknown through her lawyer Danstan Omari wants the “Man of God” compelled to take care of his two-year-old son.
For instance, the lady narrates that the two met in 2018 where their love blossomed and they got intimate. In 2019, their love materialized and they sired a son who is currently 2 years old.
The woman intimates that she is shocked that the Bishop has totally refused to be associated with the child yet when they were together, enjoying their time, he seemed happy and excited and took the pregnancy news positively.
“The plaintiff avers that during her pregnancy period, the defendant was supportive and he wilfully provided for her and the unborn child,” the woman says through her lawyer Danstan Omari.
According to the woman, things went haywire after the child was born as she was forced to cater to all the expenses by herself. Questioned on the same, the Televangelist stated that he was just a Bishop with no salary to cater for the needs of the child.
The woman now says that their child is two years old and at a school-going age thus the Bishop should be compelled to cater for his basic needs until he is of age, 18 years.
Cases on baby mama dramas, child support and deadbeat dads have been on the rise lately, with the political class being the most targetted.
Recently, Radio Jambo host Joseph Ogidi popularly known as Gidi opened up about the co-parenting hurdles he was facing with the mother of his child. He accused the mother of his child of denying him access to his son.
In yet another account of events in May this year, aspiring politician Silas Jakakimba also called out his child’s mother for allegedly trying to extort him.
Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi is also not left behind as he is caught up in co-parenting drama with the alleged mother of his daughter.
According to Winfred Wangui, the lawmaker impregnated her while she was still a domestic worker at his residence and ever since he failed to own up and take responsibility for their daughter. The daughter is currently joining Form One at Starehe Girls High School.
Last but not least, Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka was also sued for Sh200,000 child support for an unborn child he sired with his lover. The media was however barred from covering the child-upkeep case.
With these cases and many others arising each day, it is important to protect innocent children who are born out of such cases scenarios from public bullying. Parents should just take their responsibilities and bring up children in mentally healthy environments for their stability and growth.