Two middle-aged men from Busia County in western Kenya have mutually agreed to exchange their wives to settle their differences.
The practice of swapping wives is increasingly becoming common in Kenya.
In August 2019, two Kenyan women mutually swapped their husbands and signed a deal to each live with their biological children in their new marriages.
The couples signed a joint parenting agreement that was witnessed by Busia County Commissioner Jacob Narengo and Children Services Director Esther Wasige at a local hotel.
Global media widely reported on the matter.
In the latest incident, Josh Odour and Sakis traded wives and their kids after Sakis and Odour‚Äôs wife decided to make their secret affair public.
Odour had first heard that his wife was cheating with Sakis but didn‚Äôt believe it.
He was later shocked to find his wife at Sakis‚Äô place cleaning the dishes only for her to inform him he has been married by the Boda Boda operator.
In retaliation, Oduor lured Sakis‚Äô wife who had gone back to her parent‚Äôs home, and convinced her to get married to him.
The lady agreed and the two even went to inform the police about their new unions.
‚ÄúI went to the Boda Boda rider‚Äôs (Motorcycle Taxi) home and found my wife washing utensils among other house chores.
‚ÄúI asked her what she was doing there and she told me she had chosen to get married to the Boda Boda guy. I chose to trace the former wife of the Boda Boda rider and seduced her.
‚ÄúWe then agreed to marry and we even went to the police to inform them of our decision,‚ÄĚ Oduor said.
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Odour further said that he‚Äôs eager to impregnate his new wife since he was used to having three children in the house but she only has two.
He said Sakis will have to wait a little bit longer if he wanted a kid from his new wife.
‚ÄúMy new wife is on a 3-month family planning method. It is almost expiring and I am going to make sure she becomes pregnant immediately thereafter. The one who took my former wife will have to wait longer because she is on a 5-year family planning method,‚ÄĚ Oduor added.
Sakis on the other hand didn‚Äôt seem to care much and was just happy he has a new wife.
‚ÄúWhatever has happened has happened. I now have a new wife,‚ÄĚ he said.
Residents were happy the two men peacefully settled the matter unlike what has been happening in love triangles lately.
‚ÄúThe man has really worked hard to take care of his wife. It is very painful but it‚Äôs good that they have agreed to solve differences because he was even walking with a knife so that he can attack the Boda Boda rider. We would wish they continue living in peace now that they solved the matter wisely,‚ÄĚ said a resident.
Odour and Sakis become the second couples from Busia after Christopher Wabwire and Kevin Barasa who hail from Siroba and Namuchula villages in Matayos and Butula Constituencies respectively made news after trading wives.
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