On Tuesday, Gikuyu popular music star Ben Githae for the first time admitted having a “Mpango wa kando’ in an interview with Radio Jambo.
We all knew Ben Githae as a Gospel musician until he wrote a political song entitled “UhuRuto Tano Tena” to popularise Uhuru and Ruto. Since then he has been periodically linked to numerous controversies. Of late, the singer has been accused of cheating on his wife.
Speaking on Radio Jambo, the “Tano Tena” singer revealed that he cheated on his wife with another lady whom they sired twins together. Githae blamed temptations on being the cause of his unfaithfulness.
I was married for 18 years before I strayed out of our marriage with Margaret Wanjiru. I cannot say when I exactly started straying all I can say is I strayed and I admit that. My wife found out a long time ago that I had strayed and gotten twins and it brought a lot of issues between us. We sorted some, but some issues were left unsolved,” Githae said.
He added on and revealed that his twins’ baby mama, Rose Wanjiru, used to threaten and intimidate him so that he could do some things, for which if he didn’t do she would expose their affair to the media.
Rose aliweza nitishia maisha ili nimfanyie mambo kadhaa na nisipomfanyia alikua ananiambia ataweza kuambia vyombo vya habari kuwa akona mtoto na mimi,” He said.
It translates to Rose threatened my life so that I could do for her a couple of things, failure to which she would expose our affair to the media.
This revelation comes a month after Rose, his baby mama, accused him of beating, impregnating and abandoning her with twins.
In an interview with Bikenya.com on January 12, Rose stated that the Gikuyu star did not provide for her twin’s needs. She accused Ben of having a series of ‘Mipango za Kando’ with whom he satisfied his earthly desires.
The lady went ahead and revealed that she met Githae in December 2011 after he separated with his wife. From then henceforth, the two started a secret love affair which led to pregnancy.
Trouble started on her third pregnancy month when the “Mabataro” hit singer disowned it and demanded that she gets rid of it.
I refused to get an abortion, he sent people to kill me, they beat me up until I was admitted at the hospital. I got scared and felt Githae would one day kill me, so I opened up to my mom who did not know I was pregnant. I told her if they ever find me dead, they should know whom to blame,” Wanjiru said.
Wanjiru narrated how she went to record a statement at Kasarani Police station, but her mother advised her to do away with it since he was a celebrity and it would tarnish his name.
Later, she sought to have a DNA test done to ascertain whether the singer was the father of the twins. According to Wanjiru, Githae turned down the request and took full responsibility as the father of the children.
When Bikenya.com reached out to the “Tano Tena” singer, he trashed the claims saying that he did not disown the twins.
I have not refused the children are mine, neither have I refused to have a DNA test. I have been taking all the responsibilities. I have been paying the house rent for her, doing everything for her, if there is anything else, she should tell you, this woman is out to tarnish my name, let her continue doing so,” He responded.
Also in the interview with Radio Jambo, Githae dismissed the claims from his twins’ baby mama that he had failed to support her.
I did not refuse to support my children. As the law states, I am obliged to see them and always talk to them over the phone,” he said.
Githae ended the interview by narrating how the cheating scandal almost cost him his family and marriage.
It almost jeopardised my marriage with the whole baby mama situation. We were able to work things out between her parents and me because they still see me as a child who needs to be corrected,” He said.
Rose’s response to the interview
Bikenya.com reached out to Githae’s baby mama to know whether the controversial singer had started taking full responsibilities, and her take on what Githae said in the interview.
The lady confirmed that he has been playing his part and that he has no problems with him.
Yes, he helps, not like before. Things have changed a bit,” she answered our queries.
About her take about the interview, the lady said that she has never threatened the gospel singer. She cited that the opposite was true.
She told us that she has been receiving anonymous calls from a lot of women who claim to be Githae’s lovers threatening her to leave him.
I heard the interview, and I must say I am not happy, he lied about other things. I did not threaten him. In fact, I received calls from women who want me to leave him, some threatened to harm me if I do not leave him alone,” Wanjiru said.
We just hope Ben Githae resolves the issues.