Is wife and husband swapping the new thing to salvage failing marriages? That is the question on many minds.
Kenyans have been treated to a new bizarre twist of events where couples are now swapping partners.
Two middle-aged Busia couples have left Kenyans in shock after exchanging spouses over allegations of infidelity between one couple.
Before the exchange, Lilian Weta 28 was married to Kelvin Barasa before he brought a new woman to the house as his new wife.
Speaking during an interview with a local TV station, Lilian said
HE CAME BACK HOME AND TOLD ME HE HAD BROUGHT A COUSIN FROM MOMBASA, WHEN I QUESTIONED HIM WHEN THE COUSIN CAME BACK HE GOT UPSET.
IMMEDIATELY I SAW A WOMAN WEARING MY HUSBAND’S JACKET.
HE THEN TOLD ME THAT MOVING FORWARD SHE WAS THE NEW WIFE ADDING THAT I SHOULD LEAVE OR ELSE HE WOULD STAB ME.
Go through a list of husbands and wives revealing why they are having new budding connections.
1. In Uganda in 2016, two men – close friends and business partners – swapped wives in order to settle a longstanding extra-marital affair, in Sironko District after discovering they had been secretly sleeping with each other’s wives.
Muduwa was married to David Woisi, and swapped to marry Steven Wesonga, who was married to Annette Namataka.
The swap deal culminated in a merrymaking function in the area where residents partied for three days.
Annette Namataka, Wesonga’s former wife, with whom they have five children, is now married to Woisi.
PICTURE:Steven Wesonga with his new wife Sarah Muduwa in Sironko District during the impromptu introduction ceremony. Muduwa was formerly married to David Woisi, a close friend of Wesonga. Photo by OLIVIER MUKAAYA
2. Back in August 2014, two Ugandan men swapped wives. Residents of Aguya village in Ongino sub-county, Kumi district were shocked following a scenario where two married men publicly swapped wives they had married officially. The exchanged wives also swapped responsibilities for their biological children.
John Peter Opoo, 30, a bodaboda cyclist and Charles Okwii, 28, a fisherman on Lake Bisinia, exchanged their spouses, Leya Ingurat and Deborah Rose Alungat.
In marrying Leya Ingurat, 20, a mother of two children aged four and two, Opoo paid four head of cattle, six goats and sh100,000. Ingurat and her children are now with Okwii.
To marry Deborah Rose Alungat also a mother of two, Okwi parted with three head of cattle, five goats and sh100,000.
“I have enjoyed the company of Okwii. He is a loving and caring husband and I have accepted him as my new husband for life because Opoo had abandoned me for Alungat who was Okwii’s wife,” said Ingurat.
Ingurat said she left Opoo because of infidelity. She said she found Opoo cheating on her on December 23, 2013.
“It’s from that time that Alungat grabbed my husband Opoo,” she said
3. In 1973 a Texan couple caused a storm when they swapped wives. Yes this tradition goes way back to the 70’s.
Fritz Peterson and his close friend, ike Kekich, had swapped wives — and children and dogs.
“Actually, it was a husband trade — Mike for me or me for Mike,” Peterson recalled with a laugh in an interview in 2013.
Although it became public in March 1973, the swap actually occurred in the summer of ’72.
“It just happened. It wasn’t planned,” said Peterson
Peterson added that at the time that he preferred to not talk about it. But if people ask, as they often have for the last 44 years, he doesn’t mind answering.
He said he’d rather get “the truth” out and do his best to dismiss the common notion that the two families had done something sordid.
Dear Classic 105 fam, have you ever experienced wife/husband swap? and how was the experience? Drop your comments below.