The drama surrounding gospel musician Daddy Owen and his wife Farida Wambui continues to unfold, spilling over to the courts.
Speaking during an interview on Tuesday, February 2, Owen revealed that he was contemplating leaving the country.
Fellow musician Emmy Kosgei who relocated to Nigeria invited him, fearing that his continued stay in Kenya would be detrimental to his health.
“She is one of the few people who have stood with me over the years and she is just worried that I might not be well. She has invited me to Nigeria, something I am highly considering,” the Shilingi ya Kenya hitmaker said.
Kosgei and Daddy Owen’s rise in the gospel music industry happened around the same time, with the two ruling their airwaves with collaborations such as Saluti and Twende Kazi.
Speaking about the prospects of a divorce, the Groove Awards Winner stated that the Bible prescribes only one condition for divorce.
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Owen confirmed that he had received a demand letter from Farida but did not provide details on whether the proceedings in court were about their separation.
On January 8, Faridah’s lawyers Amadi and Associates issued a demand letter to Daddy Owen asking him to delete her photos from social media and return her academic certificates.
A spot check on his Instagram account showed that her photos were no longer on his account.
Despite the public attention the matter is getting, the musician stated that protecting his children was his first priority.
“I am a very private person and my privacy is mostly about my children. As for me, I am a public personality and the public has a right to follow up on what is going on in my marriage.
“I don’t want this to touch on our children at all. I don’t want them to grow up and find that we made some bad decisions for them,” Daddy Owen emphasised.
His battle with depression in the past coupled with the marital experience has pushed him to start a ministry in prisons to restore hope among convicts.