A woman has stunned many in Busia after she left her husband with whom they have had two children and moved in with another married man to escape marital woes.
Millicent Auma has been living with Christopher Bwire in Siroba village, Matayos constituency, Busia County in the western province of Kenya. She walked out of the tumultuous marriage and moved in with one Kevin Barasa, a married man with three children.
Barasa and Lilian Weta, 28, have lived together as husband and wife for more than 10 years in Namwitsula, Butula constituency, but have been experiencing constant quarrels.
A shocked Weta told journalists that her husband of three children walked home with Auma, telling her she had a new wife.
“They came in at around 1am with my husband and she (Auma) told me that night she was officially the wife,” said Weta.
When her husband told him to go look for Auma’s husband and marry her, Weta thought of their constant quarrels and said enough is enough. She left for Matayos.
“My husband told me to go look for Auma’s husband and marry him. I asked him if he would be comfortable with me finding a new husband. He said yes.”
Weta called her brother and sister to tell them what happened and they told her if that would bring peace in her life, then she better try it. “They told me to do as my husband had said. In the morning I went to Bwire and told him what happened.”
When she eventually located Bwire, she shared with him what had happened in Butula.
Weta told Bwire that Auma had moved in with her husband and they told her to look for him (Bwire).
It was then that Bwire asked her to go pick up her children and come with them to Matayos.
Bwire confirmed that they were staying together as man and wife after his former wife left him without a trace.
“I called Auma several times but she was not picking my calls so I gave up,” he said.
He added that between him and Barasa, one person may regret the decision.
“It is either me or him who will regret afterwards but for now I am happy with my new catch,” Bwire added.
Barasa said he is no longer interested in Weta because they are happy in the new marriage.
“If she has accepted to stay with Bwire, so be it.”