In Kenya, a businessman from Kirwa Village in Likuyani, Kakamega County has been left upset after his wife-cum-mother-of-five children ran away with their houseboy.
Agrey Masinde, who operates a retail shop in a local area called Kirwa said his spouse had lied to him that her aunt was ailing, and needed to visit her, only to use the opportunity to elope with their gardener.
âLast week, she told me that her uncleâs wife was ailing, and wanted to visit her. I gave her money,â the spurned Masinde toldÂ K24 Digital.
âI did not know she had planned to elope with our male house-help. She did not return home after days. I, thereafter, went to her parentsâ home in Sirisia, Bungoma County, where I was told that she hadnât arrived home.
âI had sold several chickens to raise her bus-fare, Ksh2,400. She also took my shop goods worth Ksh50,000 with her,â said Masinde.
âI am urging the government to help me get my wife and children back,â appealed the trader.
âWhy would my wife leave me for a man who looks after cows? I am too embarrassed to even walk in the village because people are ridiculing me all the time.â
The country’s Human rights activist in Kakamega, Elimina Mmbone, told K24 DigitalÂ that Masinde ran to her home on Wednesday, February 24 to lament about his wifeâs action.
âHe said he was disappointed that after spending years with his wife, and getting five children with her, she decided to leave him for a younger man of a lower social status.
âThe houseboy has been in a secret relationship with the manâs wife for a while now. Every time the womanâs husband leaves, he (houseboy) sneaks back to the house to engage in intimacy with his bossâs spouse.
âMasinde says he wants his wife and children back to the house, stating he lawfully married his partner, and even paid her dowry.â
There is no law in Kenya that criminalises actions by the houseboy or Masindeâs partner.
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