Kenya: I Have No Son, Says Nyeri Catholic Priest


The Star

By Mosoku Geoffrey, 30 August 2012

A catholic priest has denied fathering a 13-year-old boy. Fr Josephat Mwanzia of Mbiriri social centre parish in Nyeri refuted claims he had an affair with Cecilia Mbiki.

Mbiki claims Mwanzia is the father of her son. But Mwanzia disowned Mbiki and her son saying, “I am not aware of the boy and his mother. I am ready to go for a DNA test to prove my innocence.”

The priest said a demand letter sent to him by theMbiki’s lawyers was part of a blackmail plot emanating from a family dispute he is currently embroiled in. “I have the letter from Oduor Okumu and company advocates, which was sent to my rural home in Kangundo and another to my headquarters in Consolata Missionaries by strangers. I have reported the matter to CID and also to my superiors,” said Fr Mwanzia.

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