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British Architect languishing in poverty after Kenyan wife elopes with secret lover

03 July 2015, 12:41 Makena Laban

Bungoma - A Briton who was once a millionaire is languishing in poverty after his Kenyan wife sold his property and eloped with another man after he caught them in his matrimonial bed.

Barry Humber claims that he had come to work in Kenya for one year but when his contract expired, retired President Moi who was then Vice President, requested him to stay because of his skill in building science, commercial science and special building technology.

He moved around Kenya where he oversaw the construction and upgrading of various health facilities.

“I was issued with a Kenyan ID by the immigration department after changing my citizenship from British and was mandated to oversee construction and upgrading of health facilities,” he said.

He sold his property in England and settled in Kenya where he bought land, but since he was not a Kenyan citizen the Title Deed was put under his wife Elizabeth's name.

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“I bought 30 acres of land and put it under my wife's name since I was not a Kenyan citizen. She was a cook when I met her and we officially wedded. Things changed when I left for work in Mombasa since my work involved moving all over the country as an architect. I found my wife with another man on my bed,” Humber said.

He alleges that his bungalow was demolished, has no land and only depends on well-wishers and his son who operates a boda boda.

He has developed leg cancer and high blood pressure since he divorced in 2005.

"I am retired and sick with no money to cater for my treatment. All I want is the Kenyan government to help me get back my land and justice served as my wife took everything from me," Humber said.

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