Maina and Kingangi had a fascinating conversation this morning regarding men asking their wives for money. Maina felt like this was a grave offense and that men should be self-sufficient, saying, ‘a man’s money is for the family, while her money is hers.’
He was scandalised that modern men had no shame asking their women for money, claiming that if the women did so, they would be the defacto heads of the homes. Kingangi meanwhile saw the sense in men asking their wives for money.
He said that these men also help their wives when they (wives) are in need. Why shouldn’t they get the same treatment. When comments were opened opinion was nearly split down the middle among the genders; with the ladies agreeing with what Maina was saying while the men largely agreed with Kingangi.
Some of the responses are below;
Huwezi sema mtu hana pesa aende akufe. Ulisalimia Mungu ndio upate pesa, Ananipatia pocket money – an enraged male caller telling Maina that it is o.k for his wife to help him.
What’s wrong with a that – Male response via text.
I will not give you any pocket money so you can drink with your male friends -Female response via text.
How do you give a man money to treat other chipos? – Female response via text.
I always give my wife money, when I don’t have, she should give me – Male response via text.
Till death do us part – Response from male caller.
Who said we need her money – Response from an enraged male caller.
My pride and ego do not allow me to deal with such men. My face will put a stop on them – Response from a proud female caller.
I once gave my man the man, thank God he didn’t take it cause I was dying inside -Response from a female caller.
I will give you business ideas and not pamper you money – Response from a female caller.
The Constitution or the Bible does not say that a man cannot be given money by his wife – Response from an enraged male caller
If you are broke forget about marriage. There is no way that I can give you a child and pocket money – Female response via text.
I have no problem helping men, equality – Female response via text.
I will never give my man anything – Response from a female caller.