Charles Nyachae, the recently appointed Judge of the East African Court of Justice is battling allegations that he is a deadbeat dad after allegedly impregnating a college girl after a one night stand.
Esther Wamuyu Macharia, 25, alleges that the 60-year-old Nyachae has neglected her and their three-year-old daughter.
According to a chain of text messages seen by The Nairobian, Nyachae was ready to take responsibility were it not for what he perceived as “blackmail and threats of exposure” from Wamuyu whom he accused of taking advantage of his position in society.
The daily reports that Wamuyu was demanding Sh100,000 monthly upkeep until their child reached 18 or a Sh20 million one-off payment, while Nyachae was only willing to part with Sh26,000 for school fees.
Before his February appointment, Nyachae was the chair of the Commission of Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) while Wamuyu was a campus student now turned businesswoman in Nairobi.
The two met in January 2014 in Kisii County at a hotel where Wamuyu was working as a part-time receptionist. She was also a student at Kisii University, taking criminology and security studies.
Nyachae had checked in for a meal with friends around 9 pm when he met Wamuyu at the hotel.
“When he was leaving with his security, he stopped and greeted me then asked for my contacts and gave me a Sh3,000 tip,” recalls Wamuyu adding that Nyachae resurfaced after a month when he “texted me that he was around but we didn’t meet that night.”
Wamuyu claims that Nyachae invited her at the tail end of February 2014 when they spent the night romping at a different hotel in the county before parting ways.
“He was a generous and loving gentleman. That night we shared a lot. It was a one night stand that made me conceive. I shared the news three months later but he never responded,” alleges Wamuyu, adding that Nyachae “never supported me emotionally or physically during the pregnancy having decided to bear the burden alone until 2015 when he responded. I only asked him to support this child without much argument.”
Wamuyu says she was forced to terminate her studies and move to Juja where she holed up with her parents after giving birth.
She says that Nyachae supported them, sending Sh20,000 in intervals for two years until October 2017. But matters came to a head when she requested for Sh200,000 to move out of her parent’s home and resume her studies.
“Nyachae started refusing to pick my calls and even answer my text messages. We meet around three times in Nairobi to plan how he would take me back to school but he changed his mind the last minute.”
Here is part of the conversation between Nyachae and Wamuyu seen by The Nairobian on diverse dates for more than a year.
Wamuyu: I should have listened to you from the start, I would have thought otherwise about giving birth to her, none of this would have happened. I’m not here for your money rather just helping me raise her.
Nyachae: What am I supposed to think when you are blackmailing me about headlines? What if it was just some Kamau or Otieno somewhere you wouldn’t threaten me with headlines.
Wamuyu: It’s okay, I have really messed up your life from the day M***I was born. I have never wanted to put you in any blackmail situation, if you were normal person, I would be married to you since we would take in the worse and bad life in one home.
Wamuyu: Its official blackmail, if you won’t have sent the money by Tuesday wait…
Nyachae: That’s fine, I just opened my phone. I was planning to call you and tell you what I had in mind because your last couple of text messages seemed reasonable. But if it’s officially blackmail so be it. I hope you will find it helpful.
Wamuyu: Instead of me begging you so much simplicity of me (sic) is to bring the child to your office, that way text or call you any longer.
Nyachae: I have told you many times don’t threaten me, I’m trying to progress this matter to a solution as we agreed. I even gave you access to my lawyer so that we can expedite. I you don’t like it then you can decide what you think is good for you, you decide don’t just threaten me. Don’t even wait for end of March. You should carry out your threat.
Wamuyu: You are truly unfair because you want me to sign a formal agreement for the child’s upkeep and school fees to buy silence so that I can never ask for additional even when she grows up. Then your lawyer says we go to court, why hire him thought it was to remain out of court. If you tell him everything from me, clearly showing him what I communicate to you, my simple question is who does the child’s DNA match, yours or his (lawyer)? You better act like a father and man.
Wamuyu: Now even the money for January’s upkeep has piled up with the rest…
Nyachae: I don’t need that kind of rubbish today! You are the one full of madharau all the time, communicating to me like I’m child. Did I not try calling you yesterday as I had said and you didn’t pick…don’t know what makes you think you have the right to disrespect me.
Nyachae continues: It’s my birthday today and I intend to have a peaceful day! Nobody even you is going to stress me today.
Wamuyu: At what time did you call, send your call log via Whatsapp and clarify your lie.
Nyachae: You don’t have monopoly of anger Wamuyu.
Wamuyu: Honestly, I might not have monopoly of anger but simply your response sometimes is just disturbing and then you know how to punish my feelings by answering when you feel like. Kindly let’s talk about this issue, please I beg of you.
Nyacahe: I have no wish to exchange bad text messages.
Wamuyu: Hey, good morning I wanted to kindly request you, if possibly by the end of March we will have solved this issue and found a solution. I will be happy, plus I was requesting you to inform me in case you change your number once you move to Arusha…you do take care of yourself once you are there. In case you are moving out of Kenya.
Nyachae: Hiyo ni sawasawa.