• She says Bishop David Muriithi being the father, has totally ignored his role as a parent and has all along left all the parental responsibilities of the minor to her.
A former lover of Houe Of Grace Bishop, David Muriithi has sued him for child support.
The lady identified as JM in court papers claims she met the man of God in 2018 and they entered into a romantic relationship that led to her giving birth to her son in January 2019.
Through lawyer Danstan Omari, JM says Muriithi was happy and excited to hear the news of JM's pregnancy and was overjoyed when the son was born.
“The plaintiff avers that during her pregnancy period, the defendant was supportive and he wilfully provided for her and the unborn child,” Omari said.
However, Omari says his client has singlehandedly been taking care of the minor without the help of the bishop since he was born.
According to court documents, Muriithi has threatened to not give his support towards the maintenance of the child because he is a bishop with no salary.
Omari says Muriithi has shown no interest in the minor and has incessantly shown no interest by failing to address the issue of how the child will be cared for and protected.
She says Muriithi being the father, has totally ignored his role as a parent and has all along left all the parental responsibilities of the minor to her.
“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.” court documents state.
Omari further argues that Muriithi has responsibility for the child which he has to take up to ensure the welfare is safeguarded until he is 18 years old.
Among the things listed in the monthly upkeep include Sh20,000 for food and shopping, Sh35,000 for rent, Sh11,000 for clothing and house help Sh10,000.
JM says the fees are as per the fee structure from Kiota School, Sh1,000 for salon, entertainment Sh5,000, utilities Sh3,000 and Sh2,000 for her son’s toys.
The court has directed JM to serve Muriithi with the application and parties to appear in court on August 25 for hearing.