Esther Passaris

These are the eminent Kenyans that have participated in polygamous relationships

Uhuru Kenyatta signed a controversial law legalizing polygamy in 2014. While the law might have made the practice legal, there were/are still many who frown on it.

But despite the haters, there are still many Kenyans who have soldiered on in their various polygamous relationships either by circumstance or deliberation. We here at have compiled a list of some of these well-known heavyweights.

They are:


The former Redykyulass member has a healthy appetite for women. This is shown by his dedication to his two wives, one of them being Linda Muthama, the former Tusker Project Fame winner.

Nyambane Walter
Nyambane on the left

And the great thing is that Walter Mong’are (his real name) takes care of both his wives with great commitment.

Mbiyu Koinange

This famous politician and uncle of media personality Jeff Koinange had four wives. A real ninja this. A man I can admire.

Jeff Koinange
Jeff Koinange, kin of the late minister

The only problem was that even after his death in 1981, the family has been squabbling for the vast assets that he left behind.

Danson Mungatana

This former power-broker is married to Mwanaisha Chidzuga and was also linked to former beauty queen Cecilia Mwangi for close to 5 years.


The results of his short-lived marriage to Cecilia was a baby girl they got together. According to Cecilia, the relationship ended on “amicable” terms.

“A lot of people have been pestering me, always asking me where my baby-daddy was. It’s now time to tell the truth. I have never had the perfect answer to that question and I always tell them to go and ask him themselves where he’s been,” Cecilia said. “As a matter of fact, however, we already ended our relationship and went our separate ways over a year ago. There were no scuffles prior to our decision. We simply sat down like two mature adults, had a sober talk and decided to part ways.”

Suzanna Owiyo

This gifted musician has many admirers, most for her mercurial voice and delivery. But there are other admirers out there who see past her wonderful voice and stage presence. Who? Her husband Ounga Oguda.

Suzanna Owiyo
Suzanna Owiyo

She once told SDE:

I have been married to Mr Ounga Oguda as a second wife for a period of sixteen years now. I have a 14 year-old daughter.

Esther Passaris

The politician has explained that she had been in a polygamous relationship with business-man Pius Mbugua. The two have gotten two children together: Makena Maria and Lefteris Ngugi.

Esther Passaris and her brood
Esther Passaris and her brood

She once told KTN:

I’ve been very vocal and honest about my relationship. I’m in a polygamous setup. It’s not something that I’m proud of but neither is it something that I’m ashamed of. You kind of learn to balance the two. It is the situation that I’m in and I’ve got to accept it.

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