Polygamy is no longer a thing of the past as more and more men are adopting the culture. While some are married to two, others are married to three women.
Below is a list of Kenya’s most prominent polygamists, some have opted to keep their wives off the limelight.
Mzee Jomo Kenyatta
Kenya’s founding father and father to the current Kenyan President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was a polygamous man, He was married to four wives.
His first wife was the late Grace Wahu, Edna Clarke, Grace Wanjiku and lastly Ngina Kenyatta who she sired President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Former Kakamega SEnator Boni Khalwale is married to three wives.
His first wife was Adelide , the second Jospehine and Diana Khalwale.
Adeline succumbed to Pulmonary Hypertension after 39 years of marriage to the prominent politician.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi is among Kenyan politicians who are polygamous.
Sudi is married to Lilian Sudi and Ann Sudi.
John De Mathew
The late Mugithi Maestro John Demathew was a proud husband to two wives whom he acknowledged until the moment he took his last breath.
Sarafina Wairimu Mwangi was John’s first wife while Caroline was the second.
COTU Boss Francis Atwoli is among Kenyan men who are proudly polyamous.
Atwoli is currently married to TV host Mary Kilobi who is his third wife.
Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya is not only a man of the people but also a man with a big heart.
He has two wives namely Priscillah Oparanya and Caroline Oparanya.
Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria
The vibrant politician is married to three wives and he is not shy to flaunt them.
He caused a storm weeks ago after introducing 2 of his 3 wives during a public rally.
Taking to the stage, the lawmaker who showered the senator with praises noted the event would not end without him acknowledging his wives since it was a women’s event.
‘I am the Nakuru Town East MP and when one has a wife he has to acknowledge.
I have several Nakuru Town East First ladies let me introduce my first ladies to you.’
He noted that one of his wives was not present at the function suggesting she had just welcomed a new baby.
‘This one is Veronicah Wairimu, She is number one, and this one is number two, number three is not here but I will bring her here another day.’He added
Prominent Eldoret business man Jackson Kibor is a polygamist at heart.
Kibor divorced his third wife Naomi Jeptoo Kibor in December 2018
Kibor divorced his second wife Josphine Jepkoech in October last year. His first wife had died years ago.
Kibor and Naomi had been married for 43 years.