Gospel star Ben Githae has denied allegations he convinced his ‘mpango wa kando’ to get an abortion.
Githae, did, however, admit he sired twins out of wedlock. In an interview with Radio Jambo on Tuesday, Githae said his baby mama threatened to expose their relationship and her pregnancy if he did not do as she wanted.
He said, “Rose aliweza nitishia maisha ili nimfanyie mambo kadhaa na nisipomfanyia alikuwa ananiambia ataweza kuambia vyombo vya habari kuwa ako na mtoto na mimi.”
This translates to:
“ROSE THREATENED MY LIFE SO THAT I COULD DO FOR HER A COUPLE OF THINGS, FAILING WHICH SHE SAID SHE WOULD EXPOSE OUR AFFAIR TO THE MEDIA.”
The “Tano tena” musician, who has been married for 18 years, said all hell broke loose when his baby mama revealed to his wife she was expecting twins.
He said: “Nimekaa kwa ndoa kwa miaka 18; tuliweza kupata watoto wawili, baada ya Rose Wanjiru kuweka mambo wazi kuwa niliweza kupata mapacha wawili na yeye kuliweza kuwa na mvutano kati yangu na mke wangu.”
This translates to:
‘I’VE BEEN MARRIED FOR 18 YEARS AND WE WERE BLESSED WITH TWO KIDS.THERE WERE ARGUMENTS BETWEEN MY WIFE AND I AFTER ROSE REVEALED THAT W WERE EXPECTING TWINS.’
He added, “Tuliweza kutatua mambo mengine nikiwa na mke wangu na mengune tukaamua kukaa nayo.” This translates to:
‘WE WERE ABLE TO SORT OUT THE SITUATION WITH MY WIFE AND DECIDED THAT WE WE WILL LIVE TOGETHER AS IT IS.’
The “mabataro’ hitmaker maintained he did not split with his wife and neither was he chased out of their marital home. He said the whole baby mama situation made him take a break.
Githae also denied claims from his baby mama that he fails to pay child support for his twin daughters who are now three years old.
He said: “Mimi sikukataa kuwasaidia watoto wangu na kama sheria invyosema nina ruhusa ya kuwaona,uwa nawapigia simu ninaongea na wao.” This translates to:
‘I DID NOT REFUSE TO SUPPORT MY CHILDREN. AS THE LAW STATES, I’M OBLIGED TO SEE THEM AND I ALWAYS TALK TO THEM OVER THE PHONE.’
He finished by saying that his cheating scandal almost jeopardised his marriage, but they were able to work through it. He said, “Jambo hilo lilipotokea uhusiano wangu na mke wangu uliweza kutingika kwa muda sasa,niliweza kurekibishwa na wazazi kwa maana wananiona mimi bado ni mtoto wa kukosolewa.” This translates to:
‘IT ALMOST JEOPARDISED MY MARRIAGE WITH THE WHOLE BABY MAMA SITUATION. WE WERE ABLE TO WORK THINGS OUT BETWEEN HER PARENTS AND I BECAUSE THEY STILL SEE ME AS A CHILD WHO NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED.’