Wife swapping in Kakamega County gone bad
23 June 2016, 17:47
Kakamega – A wife
swapping agreement turned sour when one of the wives refused to go back to her
husband after living with another man for three months.
According to Standard
Media Susan Juma from Lurambi vowed never to go back to her husband.
Mangala and Ernest
swapped wives after it became clear that Mangala was having an affair with
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However Mangala now
wants his wife back and has said he is not afraid to use force to get her back.
However Juma has said
her husband was abusive whereas her new husband is responsible and caring.
Mangala’s father said
he disapproves with the agreement and was not consulted.
Juma has threatened to
run away with her children if she is made to go back to her husband.
The BBC reported that
in 2014 President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law a controversial marriage bill
It brings civil law,
where a man was only allowed one wife, into line with customary law, where some
cultures allow multiple partners.
Much controversy was
caused by an amendment to the bill which allowed men to take more wives without
consulting existing spouses.
wives are supposed to give prior approval.