Days after Lilian Muli called out her baby daddy Jared for being polygamous it now turns out that he was indeed accused of bigamy in an American court.
Bigamy refers to the act of going through a marriage ceremony while already married to another person.
It now turns out that back in 2005, Jared filled a case in the United States court of appeals for the eighth circuit, seeking a review of a Final Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
In the court papers, Ombongi painted the picture that he is a political refugee who needs asylum in the States.
“On July 25, 1994, Ombongi filed an asylum application with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). In the application, Ombongi alleged that his family had been driven out of their homes by ethnic clashes in 1993. He also asserted that he was a member of the Forum for the Restoration of Democracy (FORD), an opposition party.”
In his testimony, Ombongi claimed that
“Most of his family was in a refugee camp in Kenya and he had lost contact with them, but he believed his brother Nicholas was supporting them. Regarding Nicholas, Ombongi alleged that since he had left Kenya, his brother had been harassed, questioned by the government, and robbed.”
The court did not believe his story.,It did not help that he was caught pants down, when one of his American wives accused him of bigamy.
The immigration judge in the ruling said,
“Ombongi’s explanation for his bigamy puts his credibility as a witness in doubt.”
In 1993, Jared married Heather Mae Rice. In 1994, while still married to Rice, Ombongi married Layle Marie Kobow.
Kobow filed a visa petition on behalf of Ombongi. However, when she learned that Ombongi was still married to Rice, Kobow reported Ombongi to the INS.
In her letter to INS, Kobow alleged that
“She did not have marital relations with Ombongi, that she did not know where he was, and that the marriage had been arranged by a friend with the understanding that Ombongi would help her financially.”
In 1997, Ombongi and Kobow were divorced,In 2001, Ombongi and Rice were divorced.
On November 2, 2001, Ombongi married Morris,On September 26, 2002, Morris filed a visa petition on behalf of Ombongi.
His petition was denied.