Two men from Kakamega village in Keny has swapped their wives after one found out his wife was having an affair with the other. Ernest Anjeche, 44, signed an agreement with 26-year-old Patrick Mangala who was having an affair with his wife to swap their wives rather than fight over the infidelity. According to The Nairobian News;
Susan Juma, 21 and a mother of two sons (three years and eight months), dumped Patrick Mangala, her 26-year-old philandering husband, after five years of marriage and moved in with Ernest Anjeche, 44. It has been two months of bliss for the new lovers. Susan revealed that apart from not getting beaten like her ex used to, her new man’s sex schedule is so thrilling; she has no regrets for swapping spouses.
She left her former husband’s home in Shitirira village to stay at Shamala in the same constituency just a few kilometers way.
“Anjeche is elderly and very caring. He is a night watchman who hardly makes love at night but compensates during the day which is more enjoyable to me,” she said.
Susan found herself changing husbands when Mangala, a boda boda rider, started a love affair with Anjeche’s wife, Doreen Mukhonja.
“He used to give her free rides on his motorbike. Then they started dating. Whenever I raised the matter, he would become violent and beat me,” said Susan who dropped out of school in Form Three at Malava Girls High School.
The scandalous affair angered both Susan and Anjeche when it became the subject of village gossip, so the two decided to ‘revenge’ by equally having an affair. Not surprisingly, this did not go down well with Mangala who physically confronted Anjeche before village elder aka Liguru Indangasi restrained them.
Indangasi, with the help of Administration Police officers, escorted the two to Shikoti Chief’s Camp where an intriguing ceasefire was discussed, agreed upon and signed by both parties.
“We wrote an agreement to the effect that we were all sinners; that we accepted to forgive each other before the eyes of the Liguru and Chief; and that we would swap spouses for the sake of lasting peace, since each of us was not happy with our former partners anyway,” said Anjeche, who was willing to pay bride price for his new catch, Susan.
But the agreement ran into murky waters when the issue of children came up, since both women swapping husbands have two babies each. It was, however, agreed that the mothers move with the children until the children turn 18 when they could return to their biological fathers. That was not all. After the pact had been signed, Mangala refused to take in his lover Doreen (Anjeche’s wife) claiming that he knew only one ‘legal’ wife, Susan.
Susan, however, maintained that Mangala should stick to the woman he was cheating on her with because in any case, he had not paid a single cow to her parents.
Area Chief Nicholas Odhiambo admitted that he is aware of the saga, but said the two men entered the agreement in his office behind his back.
“Those men should be arrested for what they did,” he said. “They entered into that agreement without my knowledge. Now I hear Mangala is threatening the other man with death.”