Bishop Muriithi initially said he was prepared to pay 10,000 shillings per month for the child's upkeep.
Bishop David Muriithi at a past event.
Image: HOUSE OF GRACE
House of Grace Bishop David Muriithi now says he wants the court to order a DNA test to confirm paternity of a child allegedly his own.
However, the woman's lawyer, Danstan Omari, told the court the DNA test is an afterthought of the bishop as he already admitted paternity in his affidavit filed in court on Tuesday.
Omari said in the sworn affidavit by Muriithi, there is nowhere where the DNA issue has arisen.
He also asked why the issue was being raised in court without a formal request.
He asked the court to order Njoroge to file an official DNA test request so that they could respond.
Njoroge told the court that Muriithi only admitted a relationship and not paternity as the defense claimed.
Magistrate Terer said he did not want to go into full details of the case as the case is only just beginning.
He ordered Njoroge to file the official DNA request as required by law and Omari to respond.
The court also refused to ban the media from covering the case, as the bishop had pleaded.
Njoroge had asked the court to ban the media from covering the case, arguing that it was a children's case.
Omari told the court, although he was not opposed to a gag order, that there is an order obtained by the Kenya Union of Journalists which lifted a gag order in another children's case.
The case at hand was President Kenneth Lusaka's child custody case where the High Court suspended the gag orders issued by Terer barring the media from covering the case.
Magistrate Terer has said he will not ban the media until he reads the High Court orders.
Njoroge insisted that even though there is a High Court order, this is a children's case and should not be covered.
He accused the woman of pursuing her case through the media in an attempt to sensationalize the matter.
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