Bishop David Muriithi of House of Grace in Nairobi City grabbed public attention when he was sued by a mother of his child for child support as the child was beginning school.
This came following claims by the lady, Muasya Judy Mtave that the bishop had abandoned all his fatherly roles towards their son after he was born.
This article looks into the bishop’s biography highlighting his career, background, and personal life among other details.
Age and Place of Birth
He was born and brought up in Kenya’s Central region before he moved to Nairobi City. Age 50s as at 2021
Bishop David Muriithi Education Background
The man of God attended his educational training at local primary and secondary schools in the region. Bishop Muriithi then, later on, joined Theology school in preparation for his journey as a pastor and later to other positions.
Bishop David Muriithi Career Journey
He began as a pastor and after some years was ordained as the Bishop of House of Grace Megachurch. The church is situated along Lang’ata Road and according to the plaintiff June Mtave, the Bishop lives a high-end life.
Bishop David Muriithi Wife
Bishop David Muriithi, recently posted a sweet message on his Instagram account while celebrating his 27th anniversary with his wife Ronica Muriithi.
The famous man of God wrote a sweet message to his wife that read;
For over 27 years, you have held my hand through the highest and the deepest lows of life, stood by me through the lack and through the provision, put up with me and never ever complained, murmured, answered me back or held me by my tie! I stand in awe of God’s goodness over our lives and marriage. Happy Anniversary to the Queen of my heart and bride of 27 years!
Bishop David Muriithi Scandles
The bishop came to the limelight after he was sued by a past lover with whom he had sired a son in 2019. She complained that since their two-year-old son was born, she had been forced to bear the entire parental responsibility.
Bishop David Muriithi is said to have been initially supportive of the lady and her son but upon birth, he deserted them. June Mtave along with her lawyer Omari Danstan moved to court seeking child support of Ksh 100,000 from the Bishop.
In defending her plight, June said that she had often asked for his support yet he shut her down claiming that as a bishop, he was not a salaried man.
The case outlined that she needed money for her son’s education at Kiota School, a household, shopping, food, entertainment, utilities, toys, salon, house rent, and clothing. These amounted to a Ksh 100,000 figure presented in court seeking procession. The case is set to be heard on 25th August 2021.
After the filing, she claimed that her life was in danger as unknown individuals were seen around her Kilimani residence who persistently knocked on her door/
‘My life is in danger’ Judy Mutave Muasya
Judy Mutave Muasya says she is scared for her security and that of her son after a Mercedes Benz occupied by unknown people was spotted in her compound in Kilimani by her brother.
“They knocked severally but no one opened for them,” she lamented.
The woman has sued House of Grace Bishop David Muriithi for monthly upkeep amounting to Ksh 100,000 for her two-year-old son.
Through her lawyer Danstan Omari the lady wants the bishop to pay fees at Kiota School, as well as Ksh1,000 for salon, Ksh5,000 for entertainment, Ksh3,000 for utilities and Ksh2,000 for her son’s toys.
She also wants the court to order Bishop Muriithi to pay Ksh20, 000 for food and shopping, Ksh35, 000 for house rent, Ksh11, 000 for clothing, and Ksh10, 000 for the house help.
According to court papers, the woman claims that she met the bishop in 2018 and they entered a romantic relationship, leading to her giving birth in January 2019.
“The Plaintiff avers that during her pregnancy period the Defendant was very supportive and he willfully provided for her and the unborn child” she claims in court papers.
Judy Mutave Lawyer Danstan Omari
Through her lawyer Danstan Omari, Judy Mutave Muasya claims that she has been single-handedly taking care of the minor without the help of the defendant since the minor was born.
She says that the minor has attained the age to join the school and therefore the defendant should support her with paying the minor’s school fees and school-related expenses among other expenses.
Through her affidavit, she claims that the Bishop has been defiant and brazen to accept responsibility and to assist her with the maintenance of the minor herein.
“The Plaintiff avers that the Defendant has threatened her that he will not give his support towards the maintenance of the minor by claiming that he is a Bishop with no salary thus denying the minor what is rightfully his” she added.
“The Plaintiff avers that the Defendant 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,” read court documents.
Through her lawyer, Judy Mutave Muasya avers that Defendant does not want anything to do with the minor despite him knowing he is the biological father of the minor he has incessantly shown no interest by failing to address the issue on how the child will be cared for, protected, and/ safeguarded or even giving emotional and/or financial support.
She claims that the Bishop has totally ignored his role as a parent and has all along left all the parental responsibilities of the minor to her.