Sharing is Caring: Prominent Politicians who have two wives

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.

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Mzee Jomo Kenyatta ,his son Uhuru and former President Daniel Arap Moi

Boni Khalwale

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.

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Boni Khalwale

Oscar Sudi

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi is among Kenyan politicians who are polygamous.

Sudi is married to Lilian Sudi and Ann Sudi.

Oscar Sudi
Oscar 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.

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John De Mathews wives

 Francis Atwoli

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.

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Wycliffe Oparanya

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.

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Wycliffe 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.

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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

Jackson Kibor

Prominent Eldoret business man Jackson Kibor is a polygamist at heart.

Jackson Kibor

Kibor divorced his third wife Naomi Jeptoo Kibor in December 2018


Eunita Kibor, Kibor’s fourth wife. RIGHT: Josephine Jepkoech, Kibor’s second wife Photo/WINSTONE CHISEREMI

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.

Co-wives? Lessons every man should borrow from John De Mathew -List

Sarafina Wairimu and Caroline Waithira, wives to the late Mugithi Maestro John De Mathew have proven it is possible to co-wives without fights.

Below are a few tips that worked for them that other men can pick from.

1. Introduce them to each other

One thing that makes polygamy effective is introducing them to each other, whether they get along or not they will at least know they are not the only ones.

Gone are the days when co-wives appear during burials.

 Speaking about her experience Caroline said that De Mathew gave her an ultimatum.

‘He called me one day and told me he wanted me to meet his first wife. I was reluctant but he told me if I refused I could not continue living with him.’

2. Do not bad mouth one wife to the other

No matter how bad things might get, do not bad mouth your first wive to your second wife. Just sort your issues or talk it out with someone else.

Photos of the two widows John De Mathew has left behind

3. Do not teach the kids to be enemies

Kids have a mind of their own, so let them decide on their own if they want to be friends or not.

Sarafina, De Mathew’s first wife said that he never favoured the kids.

‘He would take our daughter shiku then pass by Caroline’s house and pick his son and take them out together.’

4. Let them create their own rapport

The temptation to want to force your wives on each other might be high but let them find their own way towards each other.

Speaking about their relationship Caroline, De Mathew’s second wife said that Sarafina reached out to her and that helped them be friends

‘She started texting how I was doing, before long we would bump into each other at the supermarket randomly,after that we started taking our kids for outings together.’

Sarafina added,

‘We became such good friends that our husband started becoming afraid of the friendship.’

‘He loved me to the end’ Read touching tribute from De Mathews 1st wife

 5. Love them equally

Loving one woman more than the other and showing it is a recipe for disaster.

According to De Mathew’s wives, he loved them equally

Caroline said,

 ‘When he was at Sarafina’s place he would give her shopping money for both of us and she would send it to me via Mpesa.

If she was at my place he would do the same , not once did he favour one of us more than the other.’

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‘I dreamed of his death 3 days before it happened’ – De Mathew’s daughter

Daughter to the late John De Mathew left many in tears during his burial after saying that she had dreamed about his accident 3 days before it happened.

Demathew’s car rammed into a lorry near Blue Post Hotel. He was alone in the car.

Gatanga MP Ngugi Nduati said De Mathew was coming from a Harambee that was held at Metro Bar in Thika in support of fellow musician Peter Kigia.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at Thika Nursing Home.

‘Forever in our hearts,’ Kenyans mourn De Mathew as burial is held

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John De Mathew

Her daughter says she had never in her wildest dreams imagined that the dream of her dad having an accident would come to pass.

Three days before he died I had a dream that he had an accident and that his car catching fire

I prayed a whole rosary. When asked I would say I was okay but it was not true.

Dad just know that wherever I was I never knew my dream could become true. People say dreams no longer come true but I never knew mine would.

I thought it was a dream when I first heard the news, If only I had a reverse button he is no longer with us and we have to accept it.

John De Mathews daughter during his burial in Gatanga
John De Mathews daughter during his burial in Gatanga

‘Dad has finished the race,’ Read John De Mathews’ moving tribute from his kids

De Mathews daughter went on to praise him for teaching her how to do chores something she will be forever grateful for.

‘You taught me how to cook and how to iron your clothes, I have ironed them and they are in your closet all ironed but no one to wear them.

He would write songs for us all just to show us that you loved us.

He never meant to say goodbye to us nor did we mean to say goodbye. I will never forget all the things we did together. May the angels watch over you.

I will miss you and I love you so much,’ She added

 

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Photos that prove that John D Mathew was a ‘Man of the People’

Mugithi maestro John De Mathew was yesterday laid to rest at his Gatanga home in an event attended by politicians, fellow artistes, among others.

The colourful event was more of a celebration with artistes such as Ruth Wamuyu, Hezeh Ndungu, John Njagi, Peter Kigia, Jimmy Wa Yuni (Eunice), JB Maina and Timona Mburu entertaining mourners with performances.

John was praised by his family for being a supportive husband and father throughout the years.

‘I will mourn the loss of my husband, my best friend, my soul-mate, my everything. But, I will find comfort in the knowledge that he loves me to the very end.’ Sarafina his wife said. 

‘Dad has finished the race,’ Read John De Mathews’ moving tribute from his kids

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John Demathew burial

His second wife Caroline also paid tribute praising her late husband for being God’s gift to her.

My husband was such a wonderful man. I’m not sure I can really express just how much I will miss him. Not only was he a wonderful husband, but a wonderful father, musician, best friend, colleague …and so much more.

John’s ability to make everyone feel comfortable, secure and loved were his greatest strengths- He was a man of the people. For all the time we have been together, I look back over those joyful moments with so much happiness.

He was my soul mate and my inspiration – my steadfast rock that helped me through thick and thin. John supported and loved us all, and was always there to help navigate through life’s challenges.

‘He loved me to the end’ Read touching tribute from De Mathews 1st wife

Below are photos of the life and time of the late John that prove he was loved by all.

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John De Mathew with female politicians during a past event.
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John De Mathew (left) with his friends

 

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De Mathew and wife

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‘I am not and I have never been De Mathew’s lover,’ Say Sabina Chege

Muranga women representative Sabina Chege has clarified that she has never been John De Mathews lover adding that Kenyans should respect her family.

Speaking during the burial Sabina says,,

‘I started hustling as a young woman,I was vixen with De Mathew, I was an actor with Tausi.

‘Njata Yakwa’ was the first kikuyu song to be put on a CD and I was a producer. We did that because artistes were not making enough cash hence we wanted to create something different.

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Sabina Chege

‘Dad has finished the race,’ Read John De Mathews’ moving tribute from his kids

She added,

Those who have said that I have kids with De Mathew you would have seen me alongside his kids. I only came here to mourn him like every one else because we love him.

I have never been his lover like people assume.I now agree that newspapers are supposed to wrap meat and nothing else.

We would never have wanted to embarrass John when he was alive so to those writing those things on newspapers and social media remember that John had a family .

I am a also a mother and I have my family so I am demanding my respect.

May the late De Mathew rest in perfect peace.

 

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‘I was living every woman’s dreams,’ John De Mathew’s 2nd wife pays tribute

Caroline Waithira the second wife to the late John De Mathew eulogized him as a loving, supportive, God-fearing man during his funeral.

De Mathew who passed away from a road accident near blue post was among Kenya’s most celebrated Mugithi artistes.

Paying tribute to her husband Carol said

I had the opportunity and rare privilege of being the wife and partner of the wonderful, loving, kind and God-fearing man. Life could not have been better than that because I was living every woman’s dreams.

‘He loved me to the end’ Read touching tribute from De Mathews 1st wife

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Carol said that having De Mathew for a husband was a blessing.

The best of everything was at my disposal whether I asked for it or not. We had our problems like every family but making up and resolving our issues was magical.

I was blessed with the best husband and father to my children and his name was John Ng’ang’a Mwangi AKA John De- Mathew. My husband was such a wonderful man.

I’m not sure I can really express just how much I will miss him. Not only was he a wonderful husband, but a wonderful father, musician, best friend, colleague …and so much more.

‘Dad has finished the race,’ Read John De Mathews’ moving tribute from his kids

Caroline praised her late husband for being her soul mate and inspiration against all odds.

John’s ability to make everyone feel comfortable, secure and loved were his greatest strengths- He was a man of the people. For all the time we have been together, I look back over those joyful moments with so much happiness.

He was my soul mate and my inspiration – my steadfast rock that helped me through thick and thin. John supported and loved us all, and was always there to help navigate through life’s challenges.

John may be in heaven now, but I know he is looking down at us with a big smile on his face saying, “Forge ahead – make the best of life – and I’ll see you soon.

 

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Thousands throng KU mortuary for John DeMathew – Photos

There was confusion at the Kenyatta University mortuary after hundreds of people thronged the funeral home to view the body of the late John De Mathew.

Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo had to calm the people down as the crowd looked forward to sending off their music legend.

‘Do you want to send off Demathew? If you do please go back a little to create space. Please let those in front see him first,’ Kabogo begged the crowd

De Mathew died on Sunday night in a grisly road accident near Blue Post Hotel in Thika.

‘Wasafi records of their time’ Maina says about departed John De’ Mathew

John De' Mathew
John De’ Mathew

Confirming the incident, Thika Base Commander Elenah Wamuyu said De Mathew’s car rammed into a lorry near Blue Post Hotel.

The musician, who was driving alone when the accident occurred, was reportedly coming from a harambee held at Metro Bar in support of fellow musician Peter Kigia.

He was pronounced dead at the Thika Nursing Home.

Mike Rua sadly recalls the late John De’ Mathew cried on fateful day

Below are photos from the morgue

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Kenyans throng KU mortuary to send of the late John Demathew

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Demathew will be dearly missed by his fans, may he rest in peace.

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