Some disturbing details on how Bishop Kariithi Ngari and his brother have alledgly denied a widow her rights and throwing her out of her matrimonial home has emerged.
This revelations even puts some shadows over his church and the type of preachings he administers to his people.
The Bishop’s brother and relatives too are in his conmanship mission.
According to some court papers in our posesion, the now contraversial man of God and his brother have been dragged into a matrimonial property war and burial dispute that is likely to take an ugly shape.
Bishop Kariithi Ngari and his brother Kibuga Kariithi are accused of hurriedly burying Carolyne Hilda Njeri’s husband without her involvement, in contravention of a court order that had stopped the burial and later locking her out of her home where she was living with her late husband.
Furthermore, the man of the cloth is said to have worked in cahoots with his brother and others by quickly burying the deceased without allowing the applicant to ascertain the main cause of death.
“After burying the plaintiff’s husband without her involvement, you proceeded to chase her out of her matrimonial home even without any clothes, and since December she’s been in the cold where she is suffering and going through mayhem,” read the court papers in part.
The Bishop is serves as the pastor Karura Community Chapel, main campus behind Rosslyn Riviera.
In the documents we obtained from the court, the deceased’s wish was that he be cremated or buried at his St.Georges Estate, Kenyatta Road, but the Bishop and his team decided to take his body to his rural home.
Court documents in our possession reveal that in an ugly turn of events, the widow has now moved the court for orders of exhumation of the husband’s body to ascertain the cause of his death and further cremate him or bury him according to his last wishes.
The case has been filed by vibrant city lawyer Justus Mutunga.
We are yet to understand why, If indeed the Bishop has a calling, profaned the Altar by failing to appreciate the words in the holy book in Exodus 22:22–24. ‘Do not treat any widow or orphan. If you do, I the Lord, will answer them when they cry out to me for help, and I will be angry and kill you in war. Your wives will become widows, and your children will be fatherless.
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