A woman who accused her husband of infidelity went on the rampage and destroyed property at her husband’s café in Ukunda, Kwale County in a fit of fury.
Ruth Nyaga said her husband, who is also a pastor, has abdicated his responsibilities, adding that she is now demanding that her husband of 20 years does the honourable thing and introduces his lover formally if he has intentions of marrying her.
Ms Nyaga told Citizen Digital that her husband has been using proceeds from the café for the upkeep of the woman and has even built her the business.
“Marrying a second wife is not a problem, but he should come with that woman and tell me this is my second wife,” said Ms Nyaga.
On his part, her husband said that his culture allows him to marry up to four women, noting that he had done nothing wrong.
“I am from the Tharaka community so I can marry up to four wives, even your dad has two wives,” he said.
As the couple went through the embarrassing public show, petty thieves were taking advantage of the situation to make away with whatever they could lay their hands on.
A member of the church where the pastor ministers said that it was unfortunate that their leader who should be showing them a good example was involved in such a case.
“He is the pastor at New Apostolic Faith Church and should be showing us a good example,” she noted.
An eye witness described the scene as embarrassing, adding that the man’s life was in danger because both women showed up with knives.
He also added that the couple could have settled the dispute at home instead of such a public show.
“To tell you the truth we men have more than one woman, but they should have settled the dispute in their own home,” he said.
This comes less than one week after an incident where A 32-year-old man in Matunda Village, Kakamega County was attacked by his wife while he slept and his private parts set on fire following a disagreement on land ownership.
By Lawrence Ng’ang’a