28 February 2014

Kenya: Man Offers Wife to Pay Sh900 Debt

A man from Lwanda village, Moi's Bridge sublocation, Likuyani subcounty has astounded villagers after he declined to clear a debt of Sh900 and instead offered his wife. According to Patrick Andabwa, he assisted the man bake bricks but he has declined to pay back but offered him his wife instead.

"I have decided to take in the woman because I am single. I have no apologies to offer," Andabwa, 22 said yesterday. The woman Jones Kevogo said she had accepted her new man.

Her new home is less than one kilometre from her former home.

She explained that she arrived at the decision after realizing that her former husband Francis Kevogo had developed a habit of engaging employees and declined to pay them claiming they had an affair with her.

Villagers said the Kevogo has had the habit of refusing to pay people he engages to work for him. They said he offers them his wife but they decline. This time round, he found one who accepted and took away his wife.

"This was not the first attempt," she said adding that the man had used the method to avoid paying up his debtors several times. Jones, 43, and mother of five said he had decided to quit after suffering embarrassment caused by the husband for the last 20 years.

"I am optimistic my new marriage will work. The age difference is not an issue," she said. She claimed that her previous marriage had been abusive.

She vowed never to recant her actions even if the new marriage collapsed again noting that her children were free to relate to their father if they so wished.

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