Maina and Kingangi had a vigorous conversation today about the power a mother-in-law has over her son’s decisions in life. Maina referenced an article he had read in one of the dailies where the conversation was about mothers-in-law.
He said that he was shocked after reading a particular story where a Kenyan man got a divorce on the advice of his mother! That appalled him while Kingangi was of the opinion that mothers have a sixth sense and that it should be respected.
Listeners texted and called with their responses. Some are below:
There are women suffering in silence because of their mothers-in-law – A text from a male listener.
Our mothers are the first priority, wives come in the category of other. When I get broke my mother will help me, my wife meanwhile will be at the club – Captain Kale.
A man broke up with me because I was from a different tribe, we had been together for 2 years. It happened last year. His mother insisted. There are men who are really weak – A female caller.
I had a lot of fight with my dad and mom about my future wife. They said my wife was like a version of a slay queen. I have been married for 4 years We didn’t talk with my parents for 6 months – Response from a male caller.
My mom told me not to see a certain boy because there were rumours that he had impregnated another woman. Sad to say we broke up 3 years later – Response from female caller.
The sword cuts both ways with good ones and bad ones – A text from a female listener
Hawa wanaume ni ngamia. They are weak – Response from female caller.