By Sandra Birungi
A man has sued his first wife who interrupted his wedding to his second woman.
Samuel Kahiga abandoned his wife with whom he had spent with 17 years and later on sued her for damages she caused after his wedding to another woman flopped. A construction foreman last month shocked a Nakuru court with his case.
Kahiga was scheduled to get married to fiancée, Maryanne Wambui but his first wife, Mary Wairimu stormed the Registrar of Marriages offices in Nakuru and stopped the wedding with her five children in tow. The incident took place in July. Wairimu, a vegetable vendor claimed that she was married to Kahiga for 17 years and have five children together.
Wairimu stopped Kahiga’s wedding on July 17 on grounds that she was not informed of the marriage and claimed Kahiga had abandoned his family without maintenance for one year. Even though he admitted to fathering the children, Kahiga refused the claims that he and Wairimu were married for 17 years.
Wairimu said that Kahiga chased her out of their matrimonial home and has failed to provide for her children’s maintenance for sometime now. “When he left he took everything from the children, they have nothing to hold on to and worse off he wants to marry a second wife,” she said. “When I was carrying our last-born I only saw him only three times. He abandoned us after learning I was pregnant with the fifth child,” she added.
Court however threw out his case.