Bishop Muriithi now offers to pay son’s school fees
House of Grace Bishop David Muriithi has admitted he is the father of a child whose mother recently sued him for upkeep.
In documents filed in court, Muriithi confirms having a son with his former mistress and promises to pay his school fees besides a monthly stipend of Sh10,000.
“As a responsible Kenyan, I am offering to take responsibility of paying fees for the minor as well as payment of Sh10,000 per month for subsistence.
I make the commitment herein bearing in mind my limited means and family responsibility, which I am obliged to meet as well as the fact that the minor’s education will take the largest share of his maintenance,” he says.
Muriithi, however, complained that the woman had chosen an expensive school without consulting him.
“I was not consulted in the choice of Kiota School neither can I afford the fees, as I have no regular income and only rely on well-wishers for support for the church and my family,” he says.
Bishop is defending himself after the woman known as JM sued him seeking Sh100,000 monthly allowance for child maintenance for her two-year-old son
Man of God says he was not aware that the woman was pregnant, as she never disclosed to him that she had conceived.
He further say they had a short-lived relationship. “When I met the applicant she was living with her other teenage child,” Muriithi stated.
At no point did she disclose that she was pregnant. “What I recall is that the applicant kept on complaining that she had fibroids and never spoke about a pregnancy.
It is now that I realise that she never had any fibroids contrary to what she presented to me and some of her friends,” he says.
Cleric says the first time he heard about 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’s Hospital to deliver.”