Renowned Kenyan musician and entrepreneur, Esther Akoth Kokeyo, popularly known as Akothee, has advised women against staying in marriages that are not working.
In her Friday evening statement, the 43-year-old musician urged married women to be ready to walk away from their marriages when they begin to falter.
She pointed out that many women have lost their lives while trying to salvage marriages that have failed to work.
"The pain of a woman losing her husband to another woman or to the world requires thorough examination. Destiny seems apparent, but it will take years, especially when you cannot control it as a woman. Chaiii, a man carries your bed with him. The earlier you leave, the better for you," Akothee said via her Facebook page.
The mother of five said that a woman should return to her parents alive rather than lose her life fighting for a troubled marriage and being brought back home in a coffin.
"I have seen women losing their lives in the name of fighting for their marriages to work. It's better to come back home inside a Matatu (public minibus) than on top of a Matatu. Go home with the name Esther Akoth Kokeyo instead of 'The body will arrive tomorrow,'" Akothee wrote.
The musician made this statement while acknowledging a friend who runs a program that helps and supports widows.
She noted that many women have lost their husbands, not to death, but they have lost them to the world.
"Many women have husbands who have died in a moving body, moving around the world, causing unnecessary pain. The pain of losing a husband is very hurtful, but at least you get closure when you pass and see him by the side of the house," she said.
This comes a few months after the mother of five ended her short-lived marriage with Denis Schweizer, whom she had nicknamed 'Omosh.'
Akothee walked out of her marriage with Omosh in June last year, just two months after tying the knot with the Swiss man.