Bishop Bernard Muthoga is set to say “I do” to another woman after he divorced his wife and Kikuyu gospel singer Regina Wangui Muthoga early this year.
Muthoga, a Bishop of African Independent Pentecostal Church (AIPCA), Kiriti in Nyeri filed a divorce case at Nyeri Court seeking to separate with Regina over what he termed infidelity, cruelty desertion of her matrimonial home for 4 years and denying him conjugal rights.
He married Regina in 2002 and come Saturday the Bishop will wed Catherine Wangeci Thiong’o at AIPCA Muthua-ini, Nyeri County. They have since sent out invitation cards.
Regina of the popular “Ii Niwe Aca Tiwe” hit song abandoned her husband and their three children aged 9, 15 and 19 years. She left their home in Lamuria, Kieni in 2014 and moved to Nairobi where she has been performing in various events and growing her career.
Muthoga decided to divorce the daughter of an Archdeacon after reconciliation efforts failed. He claimed that Regina frustrated the efforts to restore their marriage of 17-years.
Wangeci who is expected to take over Muthoga’s family from Saturday afternoon is also a member of the AIPCA church and gospel singer of the song “Kaba Kwambata Kirima”.
Regina has since changed her ex-husband’s name Muthoga to Muthongah. She decided not to pick her father’s names; Sammy Macharia Chege but twisted the name Muthoga because it is her career name.