TLC’s Left Eye burnt down this house 25 years ago

 

Growing up we all loved TLC, and a a girl group many of us wanted to be like them.

They set fashion trends and the messages to youth encouraged us.

One of the members Left Eye or Lisa Lopez as she was known on her Government document, caused a storm once.

25 years ago, it turns out that setting her boyfriend’s sneakers on fire in the bathtub may have been a bad judgement call that led to the incident going viral.

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Left Eye, left mouths wagging after an arson attack at her then boyfriend Andre Rison’s home during a domestic dispute.

It has been said at the time that the two lovers relationship was shaky, and this incident could have been set off by a lovers tiff.

Sadly, in April of 2002, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes died in a grisly car accident.

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A theory of how and why she took such drastic action was mentioned in a film dubbed ‘ The Last Days of Left Eye, where she was saying she was “gonna barbecue me some tennis shoes,” and set fire to Rison’s sneakers in the bathtub.

But the fire spread quickly from the bathroom to burn down most of the house. See the picture above.

She said, “I didn’t realize what I was doing. I didn’t mean for the house to burn down.”

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‘I changed after he made me his punching bag’ Woman confesses reason for battering men

The last three weeks have seen domestic violence cases rise with men bearing the brunt of abuse.

The rise in women battering men has ignited debate, that was extended to Classic 105 in the morning conversation with Maina and Kingangi.

For instance on 9th May, a woman was charged with murdering her man in a quarrel over who would wash utensils. In another case on the same day, a woman took her husband to court for breaking a thermos.

The latest case of an Aeronautical engineer being stabbed by his girlfriend in Umoja prompted anger by KOT who questioned women’s motives towards men.

Maina sought to know from women what is going on in their homes.

One female caller narrated her experience at the hands of a violent man that she says ‘changed the woman I am’ to become as violent as he is

 

‘I was once married a while ago and the guy used to abuse me, he would beat me badly and it reached a point I left. I was so naive but since that time, that guy has made me become something else and right now if a man dares touch me, he will breath his last breath’

‘I used to be a nice naive girl and he was a drunkard and beat me. Eventually he made me think of what I could do, like the last relationship I had I would beat the man, why would I allow someone to beat me. He goes out, comes back drunk and he tries to hit me, I am not lying Maina I will shoot him. Sometimes I hold a knife and tell him don’t you dare touch me, because the things these men take us through, we stand p and have to defend ourselves, you have yo stand and defend yourself.’

‘I will not let anyone make me his punching bag. I’ve stopped being that naive girl who was so scared of someone beating me, we batter them because those men have changed us’

 

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‘My husband slashed my hand over Sh200 after I stole it’ Woman in quarantine cries

A six month pregnant woman is nursing injuries after her husband slashed her hand for demanding to be given the only money he claimed he had in his pocket.

The woman explained her lover inflicted these injuries on her when she demanded he give her money to travel ushago.

The man has since gone into hiding.

Narrating to Maina Kageni on Classic 105 on Monday, she told about the misunderstanding

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My husband left me three weeks ago, so I’m in the house alone. The problem was he had two hundred shilling to buy supper, and I also wanted the money. So the next thing after quarreling he took a panga to cut my hand over sh2000bob. He used just a small knife outside my house, now he has disappeared,  the situation is getting worse, now I don’t know where he went

The man committed the act after she confessed to having stolen the money from him, according to her confession.

He attacked her, slashing and injuring her

‘his phone is off. I have tried calling him, and asking his friends where he is. No one knows where he is , we have no food, nothing. I’ expectant and I have a lot of problems,  I have two other kids. It was just sh200 and I wanted to go ushago and he said he is using it elsewhere, akaninyima but I took it by force to go, that is when vita ikaaanza, we don’t know what to do, maisha imekuwa ngumu maina

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Cases of domestic violence are rising as couples spend more time together in self quarantine, borne out of prolonged domestic misunderstandings.

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Hii Ni Makasiriko Ya Aina Gani? Maina Kageni reacts to woman killing husband over ugali

 

How are you managing anger and quarrels in the house as we self isolate?

Maina Kageni sought to know the measures Kenyans are using to guard against domestic violence after the story of a Kakamega woman who killed her husband over ugali during quarantine went viral.

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According to a story published in the Nation, the Kakamega woman was serving her husband dinner when ugali fell on the floor. He accused her of being drunk, and she took off returning with a knife that she used to stab him in the stomach, killing him.

The woman also went ahead to stab herself and remove her intestines.

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Maina weighed in on the story saying

how do we handle conflicts in the house in this time? You can’t chase him or her away, anaenda wapi? So how do you go about conflict resolution in this time.

What is this? Hii ni makasiriko ya aina gani? I’m sure your driving each other up the wall. How are you dealing with quarrels? And it’s not gonna end soon, so we better get used to each other.

By the time Joy stabbed her husband to death to death then ripped her intestines, what kind of anger is that?

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Dear Classic 105 fam, how are you handling conflict at home? Do share some tips we help others out.

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‘He was strangling me’ Busia woman’s nose bitten off by bitter ex

 

A Busia woman is waiting for plastic surgery after her ex-boyfriend allegedly bit off the tip of her nose. Sefla Kerubo, 25, said her ex became enraged when he found out she had moved on to another man.

She says she was previously in a relationship with the ex and have tried to have a child but were unsuccessful. She blames this for the beginning of problems in their marriage.

She claims he kicked her out and later she moved on to someone new.

The bitter allegedly cornered in her at home and assaulted her, and eventually biting off her nose.

She said things got worse when he found her at her new mans house saying he was furious because ‘he gets very jealous’ of her.

She said:

‘It was last night when I was lighting the jiko to cook. I was shocked when I felt someone was holding me from the back so I turned to see who it was, to find out it was my ex boyfriend. He pushed and shoved me outside and on reaching there, I started screaming loudly, then he let go of me and I ran to the back of the house to hide. When I got there he followed me and chocked me and was holding my neck so tightly, I was unable to make any sound. He then bite off my nose and took off running.

This is a man I was in a relationship with for a year, but we ended things. We broke up recently after he chased me away from his house and that is when I met my new lover.

I would like justice to be served, because people he wanted to kill me. People should learn to accept when relationships are over, and not to go back and look for them to kill them.

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‘I cut him in his veins’ abused Kenyan woman confesses dirty deed

 

The story of how John Mutinda plunged his car into the Indian Ocean, killing himself has touched many.

His mother revealed the man had suffered in the cruel hands of his wife, who beat him often.

In an interview in a local daily, John Mutinda’s mother revealed that

my son died from depression and despair from marital anguish he endured at home, his mother said

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The car that plunged into the ocean being towed. Photo/ John Chesoli 
Image: John Chesoli

Classic 105’s Maina asked listeners what they are going through in their marriages, to which a woman narrated being physically abused by her spouse.

I met him when I was 19, got pregnant when I was 20. I’m 29 now with two sons, recently  I decided to pack and leave. This man is a jerk, he as called me a whore in the ten years together, and I sat in that marriage until I could not take it anymore.

I feel the bitterness and I am angry, because I don’t know why I let myself go through so much hell to keep the marriage, and so when I decided to pack I packed wholehearteldy, I didn’t care what his mother would say.

Was he psychically abusive?

Yes, when my eldest son was two years he was abusive, he beat me up, he kicked me out. There was this time we were travelling he threw me on the road. He beat me up another day and I lost wages for a week. Everytime I have a good job, he tells me I use my womanhood to scale the height of the corporate ladder.

Recently I got an expensive phone and he crushed it against the wall.  I cut him up like a dog and I told him to go to wherever he wants.  I cut him so that his people can talk, coz there is a time I told his mother, I forwarded the message to her, then she had the nerve to ask me what I did to deserve a beating, I got so mad I abused her also,

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Singer Christina Aguilera opens up about surviving domestic violence

 

Her story is a courageous example of how using ones voice as a celebrity can help more survivors speak up and get the support they need.

Christina has opened up in an emotional Instagram post about her experience and how she is working to inspire others living a similar situation.

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She spoke about surviving the traumatic events and and years of abuse.

I remember often having to up and escape in the middle of the night with my mom & little sister, having just the clothes on our backs, to drive cross country for shelter at my grandma’s house.

She is now giving back to those experiencing violence

 Without that, I would have had to turn to a place like @shadetreevegas for shelter. I have so much respect and adoration for those who give their time and support to hear these victims’ stories and help them regain strength, self empowerment and provide resources for a better independent future.

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She further speaks about the shame and embarrassment people face

Some aren’t so fortunate to get out….which is why it’s so important to work together to put a stop to these horrific statistics. Moreover, this isn’t just an issue in the US, but happens all over the world, in too many homes!!
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We need to use our voices to speak up, reach out and help one another break these deep rooted cycles and empower each other to end these patterns. .

Other celebrities who have spoken out out about domestic violence include Kenyan singer Kush Tracey who accused Khaligraph Jones of battering her.

Even Nairobi Governor Mike  Sonko’s daughter confessed she was abused by her baby daddy, before ending the relationship.

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Kush Tracey

 

The revelation shocked her fans who encouraged her to speak out.

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Women experiencing partner violence more likely to abuse alcohol – study

 

Women beaten by spouses are 2.3 times more likely to have alcohol use and 2.6 times more likely to experience depression or anxiety.

A study by the Commonwealth Secretariat on health facility responses to gender violence found that women who have been physically or sexually abused by their partners report higher rates of several important health problems.

The data was acquired from a report by WHO, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council.

The paper also reveals most of the violence experienced by women is from a se3ual partner.

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“Globally, as many as 38 per cent of all murders of women are committed by intimate partners,” the paper says.  

However, data for violence perpetrated by intimate partners is under-reported because of the shame, stigma, and danger that comes with disclosing the experience of violence.

“This is understood to be because the abuse may be ongoing and disclosing may place the victim’s life at risk,” the paper reads.  

Other reasons women do not report include; fear of losing access to their children,  victim-blaming and structural violence.

“There is a general presence of victim-blaming present in health care facilities, by law enforcement and society, particularly when se3ual violence occurs in spaces that are deemed morally compromising,” the paper reads. 

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Additionally, victim-blaming also occurs if the woman is dressed in a manner that is viewed as ‘inappropriate’ within a culture.

Moralising the behaviour of the woman at the time of the assault takes away the focus from the perpetrator and shifts ownership of the reason to the victim, discouraging further reporting.

During the recent  Commonwealth Women Affairs Ministers meeting in Nairobi, Gender CS Margaret Kobia said women and girls in Kenya were still exposed to poverty, FGM, violence and early marriage.

“We have developed a special unit at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions where women can report cases of FGM and other forms of violence against women,” she said. 

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The CS added the ministry is committed to economic empowerment of women through affirmative action funds and trainings.

Economic dependence on their perpetrators was also cited as one of the reasons women choose to stay in abusive relationships.

Community mobilisation,  arrests and safe houses and education with community outreach, focusing on men and boys are some of the interventions proposed to effectively reduce gender violence.

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‘He used to beat me’ Saumu Mbuvi opens up about baby daddy

Saumu Mbuvi has for the first time revealed that her baby daddy Ben Gitu used to beat her.

The daughter to Mike Sonko in a radio interview disclosed that there was violence while she dated him, but never told anyone about it.

It starts with a small thing, the violence was there. I shared with my friends until I went to my dad and told him I made the worst decision in my life

The baby daddy has not been in her life, as he dumped her for another politicians daughter.

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he sat me down asked me what I am planning for life, and told me I am going to be a parent, and wants to see the best in me.

He didn’t get violent with Ben Gitu as many would have assumed.

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Saumu Mbuvi

She goes on to describe her personal experience

It was not easy. I can say I was young and naive. I rushed into a relationship in University. I was 21, rebellious and I didn’t think, you know when there is rebellious stage you don’t know what you want, you rush into relationships

She admits she was warned about her baby daddy, but didn’t listen

I was told I shouldn’t rush into relation , but I didn’t listen.

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‘I am so mad at him’ friend speaks at burial of massacred Thome family

The man and two children brutally murdered by the wife in Thome 5 estate before committing suicide were Thursday buried in an emotional ceremony.

They were all laid to rest on Thursday at Lang’ata Cemetery, Nairobi.

Relatives of Joyce Wanjiru, the woman who killed her husband David Gitau and two children before committing suicide in Marurui, Thome Estate, the day after the incident admitted she had anger issues.

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They described how she was irritable and battered her man, who out of embarrassment could not speak up.

It is believed that Gitau, a casual labourer, was attacked while asleep, as the body was found lying on the bed, witnesses and police said.

The woman then strangled to death their two children aged 14 and three years before hanging herself with a rope in the house.

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TROUBLED SOULS: Sonko Rescue Team helps in laying to rest the family of a 32-year-old woman who killed her husband and their two children before committing suicide. Buried at Langata Cemetery on July 18. Image: FAITH MUTEGI

The bodies of the four were discovered in the afternoon after labourers who used to buy food from the woman at a construction site raised queries over her whereabouts.

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Police said the couple had recurrent domestic disputes, adding that Gitau had several times reported about being beaten by the wife.

During the burial, Gitau’s best friend spoke up saying

“You would never notice if Gitau had problems or not. I am so mad at him, even if he’s dead. He didn’t speak to me. I didn’t know he had problems. We wouldn’t be where we are right now if he did.

Kariuki said his “heart is very broken as we started our friendship back when we were children. Our parents are friends. I used to pass by his workplace quite often and discuss things then go back to our businesses,” Kariuki said at the burial.

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Man bites off wifes lip and ear over vegetables dispute

A 39-year old woman from Tanga Kona in Nambale, Busia county, is nursing injuries after her husband bit off a chunk of her lower lip and left ear.

Jackline Kerubo, a mother of six, said she wanted to give vegetables from their farm to a neighbour on Thursday last week but her husband forbade it.

Kerubo, who has been married for 21 years, says she now fears for her life and those of her children.

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21-YEAR MARRIAGE: Jackline Keubo,39, whose lip and left ear were bitten off by her husband on Monnday. Image: JANE CHEROTICH

 

She said her neighbour intervened after her husband swore to teach her a lesson and beat her on Monday.

He has gone into hiding.

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Kerubo was treated at Nambale Subcounty Hospital.

Speaking to journalists at Nambale police station after reporting the assault, she said the suspect pounced on her while she was in the kitchen, hit her on the head, then bit off her lip and ear.

She said that her eight-year-old child hit the suspect.

Chief Maryline Oundo called upon couples to seek counselling.

She called upon community members to reporting cases that violate human rights to get assistance and punish perpetrators.

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The victim was taking refuge at Nambale police station as the officers immediately started searching for the suspect.

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‘Never lay a finger on a woman’ Maina Kageni reacts to Wajir Woman rep assault

 

A photo of Wajir woman rep Fatuma Gedi’s swollen face after being slapped by her MP counterpart in the precincts of Parliament has elicited mixed reaction.

Women are outraged, and men want to know what she dd to him to land a slap.

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Maina Kageni on Classic 105 on Friday, asked listeners if Kenyan women are safe and why men always ask what a woman does to be hit by a man.

 

It’s amazing how men have rallied around this guy and they are asking this question: What did she do to deserve this? That is really pissing me off, said Maina.

To him that was not right at all to even lay a finger on a woman.

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‘This women get beaten up by their husbands at home but you will never hear about it. Why is it that it becomes a problem when beaten in public? That should not be an issue at all to be discussed because she might have made the MP upset.’

This is what one of the male caller said. They felt that women at times took advantage of them especially if they knew your weaknesses. They were of the opinion that if at all the women rep was assaulted, then it was because of something she did to offend him.

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Maina wondered about all the comments that were coming from the men’s side. He wondered whether those were the kind of men and fathers in 2019 or 1890. One women callers asked,

What do these men gain after beating us, do they gain a kilo? As they ask what the women rep did to provoke the MP they should also ask what the MP did to her that made upset also. Women don’t rant without a reason’ there has to be something.’ 

Other comments were;

Sometimes one slaps keeps stupidity out of a woman.

Sometimes these women can really push you off to limits. They should mind how to control their mouths because we are tired of being shouted back at!!

These Kenyan are tough headed and they deserve to be beaten. Why is it only in our parliament and not in other countries? They should control their yapping to avoid such violence!!!

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I stabbed my husband after he told me to leave our six year marriage

Maina Kageni was caught in a situation and found it so surreal.

A woman over the weekend got into a domestic fight with her husband after he asked her to leave. He actually wanted her to leave her, after six years of marriage and he said ‘I’m done with you, get out of my life’.

So she took it easy and on Sunday when she was supposed to pack and leave, she went absolutely crazy. She stabbed him in the arm, twice. Luckily, the neighbors heard the commotion and came and rescued him. She was taken to the police station where she spent two nights. and is now out on bail.

And when Maina met her he asked her just one question – Why didn’t you just go, he doesn’t want you anymore?

She responded,’I am going nowhere and this relationship is not ending. Siendi mahali.

In her mind the weekend incident did not happen. That man is not leaving her.

Maina sought to know from listeners what they mean when they say they are not leaving regardless.

‘What do you mean by you are not going nowhere ladies?’ Maina continued.

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He opened up the discussion to listeners and those online.

Others were of opinion that the guy could have looked for a better way to tell her woman that the relationship was over. Most of the ladies were of opinion that they could not walk out of the relationship without having a place to head to.

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When they are in a relationship they tend to be settled hence when asked to leave they cannot. One male caller said that when a woman wants to kill you they can without hesitation hence the lady in question should be talked to before killing the husband.

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Among the callers were men with different opinions on the same. The comments were;

Women should understand that were are nothing but strangers and if I asked one to leave she should because she is not my mother and I will inform the security not to allow her back to my house.

Do these women understand that at times we are not in love with them. We just marry them to have children and thus all so they should leave.

When someone is not interested in you anymore and asks you to leave there is nothing you do to change their mind.

One caller was of opinion that if you want to leave a woman you should tell her in a more passionate way. When you just wake up one morning and tell someone that you have been staying with you wanna leave them it really breaks their heart.

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Pilot intentionally crashes plane to kill wife at baby shower

 

Highlights

– Charl Viljoen is said to have stormed out of a club house and stolen a small plane

– He allegedly made fly-pasts and a threatening phone call leading guests to flee

– Footage showed the plane crashing in a huge fireball, in which he died

A pilot died in a horrific fireball after crashing a plane into a club in Botswana in an apparent bid to kill his wife after a row.

Charl Viljoen, a pilot with Kalahari Air Services, is said to have stormed out of the club house where his wife was attending a baby shower before stealing a small aircraft.

He allegedly made a number of threatening fly-pasts and a menacing phone call to someone at the club, prompting guests to flee for safety.

Footage showed the plane flying barely above the ground before it crashed into the venue near Mochudi, Botswana, close to the country’s border with South Africa.

The pilot was killed but his wife, Natasha Viljoen, and other guests were unharmed after they had grown suspicious and left the club house.

One witness told The Citizen: ‘They had a party at Matsieng, a baby shower, and that’s one of the Kalahari Air Services pilots and he had a fight with his wife there.

‘He actually hit his wife, and everybody told him to f**k off because you don’t treat a woman like that.’

The Matsieng flying club in Botswana said the pilot had been an ‘uninvited guest’ at the function in its aerodrome.

They said he had made ‘a number of low level fly pasts’, sparking fears for the guests’ safety and prompting them to evacuate the club.

It is also claimed he had called a friend at the party while he was in the cockpit and asked if his wife was still there.

He then made an ‘extreme low level run’ in which the aircraft crashed into the club house, destroying the building and traffic control tower and killing him.

The club added that they believed the pilot ‘had no permission to fly the aircraft involved.’

The fire resulting from the crash also destroyed 13 vehicles which were parked nearby but nobody else was injured, the club said.

The plane involved was described as a 2016 Beechcraft Kingair B200 aircraft A2-MBM.

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Popular Kenyan vlogger Natalie Tewa kicked out of home by boyfriend

Natalie Tewa and Rnaze were our picture-perfect social media couple.

The two, who are famous travel vloggers, won the hearts of many people with their beautiful love story however all that comes to an end today.

Natalie Tewa is trending after her Instagram account was hacked and the hacker exposed her as a cheater. The cat was let out of the bag prompting her to clarify things. So yes she cheated but why did she? Wasn’t this a perfect couple.

Natalie claims that she did not cheat. Their relationship had been strained for a while now. Could it be because they were in a blended relationship? Natalie was a good stepmother to Rnaze’s son and she had a good relationship with his baby mama.

25-year-old Natalie took to social media to announce the end of their relationship because of physical abuse.

Their break up is so nasty because after that, Rnaze went ahead to delete all their pictures taken together including their Youtube posts together.

The two had advertised their long-awaited Asia trip, and will go ahead with the trip solo to ensure she doesn’t compromise her work.

Natalie after ranting later took to social media a few hours later to reveal that she was physically abused. She pleaded with those who witnessed the assault incidences for action to be taken.

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Rnaze was not left behind in the social media rant. As he turns 30 today, it marks the end of a relationship he had worked hard on for so long.

He returned from a trip from Uganda after a four-day trip only to discover she had cheated on him.

He is not big on posting his private life on social media but with this, he needed to.

The humiliating things women married to mega rich men have to do

 

Society envies these women, who on the face of it seem to live a pampered life.

According to their stories, they live lives of poverty because their super rich husbands make them do ridiculous things to get money.

They live in the lap of luxury yet are given so little financial independence they can’t even buy themselves a cup of coffee.

Diana Parker, a partner at legal firm Withers says that economic cruelty is regularly coupled with ‘very controlling frightening behaviour which strips a woman of self-esteem’.

Diana recalls one particularly harrowing case of a woman who was regularly presented with a ‘menu’ listing sexual acts, each of which had a price tag, as her only means of accessing money.

‘There will be a significant number of your readers being abused economically who may be paraded on nights out in expensive diamond brooches, but have to justify every penny spent, on a sandwich or a coffee, while they are interrogated about who they were with when they bought it, ‘was it a girlfriend, or really a boyfriend?’.

‘And the men in these relationships will often have bought themselves a new Ferrari or returned from a weekend’s shooting.’

Vanessa Lloyd-Platt, whose firm represents women divorcing wealthy entrepreneurs, celebrities, MPs and even judges, is also all too familiar with financial abuse within marriages and often hears of wives being told they must perform sexual favours in return for cash or access to bank cards.

‘I’ve acted on behalf of wives who have been told by their wealthy husbands: “I’ll give you some money but you have to have sex with me tonight”, or who insisted their partners do something se3ually they wouldn’t normally want to do, to earn it,’ says Vanessa.

‘Clients tell me this makes them feel like prostitutes, it’s something they don’t even admit to their best friends.

‘We’ve also had cases where women have had to phone their husband’s secretary and say, “I’m going out and have no money, can you put some on my debit card?” and the secretary will interrogate them about what they need the money for. Later they know they will be asked to provide receipts to prove it.

‘Husbands will often spend huge amounts on these “trophy wives”, but that is only if they wear what they want them to wear, drive the exact car they want them to drive and go where they want them to go. They have no financial freedom.’

Vanessa recalls one penniless client, whose husband ran a huge multi-national, who was forced to borrow money from friends to buy regular underwear because he would only purchase se3y lingerie for her, but then locked it away in a safe when he wasn’t around, leaving her literally knickerless.

Another husband took his wife’s toothbrush and toothpaste when he went away on business and left no money for replacements.

Then there was the woman whose husband insisted she work for free in his business, but would refuse to pay the nanny, and the gardener who tended their perfectly manicured lawns, leaving her thoroughly humiliated when they asked her for their wages and she had no way of remunerating them.

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‘This husband would say ‘If you’re nice to me I’ll pay the nanny this week’,’ says Vanessa.

‘She hated the fact that when mums from her children’s expensive school invited her on nights out she would have to tell them she couldn’t go because she couldn’t afford it, and they would look at her incredulously, assuming she was just too stuck up to socialise with them. People’s perception of the wealthy is that they have wonderful lives, but money can often complicate relationships and they can be some of the unhappiest people on the planet.’

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‘My step dad raped me and my mum just said it’s ok since we are not related by blood’ Woman narrates ordeal

The rate at which women are being sexually abused by their male relatives is alarming with most committing suicide or getting into depression.

During the Classic 105 show, a woman narrated how an uncle  took advantage of her poor background to demand for sexual favors so that he would continue paying her fees.

“My uncle told my parents that he would help pay my education back in Nairobi and they accepted. When I eventually came to Nairobi everything went well for the first term and the second one but in third term he told me that I had to sleep with him so that he continues paying my school fees.

I was desperate so I accepted and the worst thing is that my aunt had traveled so I could not talk to her, so recently I missed my period and on taking a test I found out I am pregnant.”

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She adds that on telling her uncle about the shocking news, he distanced himself from it all adding that she should find somewhere to live.

“I told my uncle and he blankly told me’hajui hio story and nafaa kutafuta mahali pa kukaa’. I cannot risk going back to my fathers place because I fear he might beat me up or he might to send me away.”

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Another woman also narrated how she was raped and that she is expecting twins, adding that she feels helpless because she does not know what to do.

“I am Shiru and I have been passing though the same tribulations. I am only 17 and my step dad raped me and when I told my mother she told me it is ok since we are not related by blood. I am now pregnant with twins and I do not know what to do.”

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Another female caller narrates how her blood uncle, who is her father’s best friend, tried to rape her and when he failed he made a vow to himself to never show any love or affection.

“I am in shock, personally there is a time my uncle tried to rape me but thanks to my kichwa ngumu he did not succeed. He had been told to help me get me a job because he was the best friend to my dad.

Up to date he hates me so much but I never really told my dad about it but I told my mum to please stop sending my uncle to get me a job because his main aim was sleeping with me.”

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Woman stabs boyfriend to death after quarrel over a mattress

Police in Mai Mahiu Naivasha are seeking a woman who went berserk and stabbed to death her boyfriend following a quarrel over a mattress.

The woman said to be in her late 40s stabbed the 22-year-old casual laborer on the chest before fleeing after learning of his death.

The man was confirmed dead on arrival at Mai Mahiu health center where he had been rushed for treatment following the 2am attack.

According to a witness John Njenga, the deceased arrived in the home of the woman drunk, and a quarrel ensued.

Njenga said that the man was demanding back his mattress after the woman threw him out of her house due to his drinking habits.

“The two have been cohabiting but fell out leading to the quarrel that resulted in the woman stabbing the man twice,” he said.

Njenga said that the woman rushed to Mai Mahiu police station where she reported that she had been beaten by the man only to learn later that he had passed on.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that they were seeking the woman who fled on learning that the man had died.

“The body was collected and taken to Naivasha mortuary and we seeking the woman so that she can record a statement over the incident,” he said.