ASHIOYA: DNG, stop lying about your ‘divorce’

Davidson Ngubuini alias DNG, Kenya’s self-proclaimed Number 1 Hypeman is lying about divorcing Yvette Nungari, just one year after they tied the knot in a lavish invite-only wedding.

On an interview with Citizen TV’s #10Over10 show, DNG said, “For all those who are wondering, I am no longer married. I am divorced. I filed for divorce last year (2015)…” he said.

While DNG may have separated from his wife, he could not possibly be divorced – that is if he was married under Kenyan law.

Why, you ask? Well, according to the 2014 Marriage Act you cannot divorce someone until you have been married for three years.

“A party to a marriage may not petition the court for the separation of the parties or for the dissolution of the marriage unless three years have elapsed since the celebration of the marriage,” reads the law.

So that leaves us with three possible scenarios:

  1. DNG was never legally married to Yvette, therefore the laws that govern the dissolution of marriage do not apply their union
  2. DNG is not being 100% honest about his alleged ‘divorce’ from Yvette Nungari
  3. We must be in 2018. (Checking calendar) Wait, we are still in 2016. Hmmm…

Clearly, someone is not telling the whole truth here.

The same Marriage Act goes further to stipulate reasons for divorce: desertion for 7 years, unfaithfulness, insanity and cruelty by one’s partner.

The reason he gave fans?

“I dumped a really hot chic (Yvette) who had a really dark heart and a [expletive] personality. I’d rather be with a chic who scores 1/10 when it comes to looks but who has a heart of gold. It takes a really mature mind to understand such depth.”

I’m yet to see what he wrote on his petition for divorce (assuming that there is actually a petition), but a ‘dark heart’ does not apply.

If we are to give our very talented brother the benefit of the doubt, we could say he used the wrong term to describe the legal procedure he took.

Looking at the length of his ill-fated union, he could have applied for judicial separation or annulment – none of which amount to divorce.

His marriage could only be annulled if: the marriage’s not been consummated since its celebration; parties were unknowingly in a prohibited relationship; in the case of a monogamous marriage, one of the parties was married to another person at the time of the marriage; consent was not freely given; a party to the marriage was absent at the time of the celebration of the marriage; pregnancy at the time of the marriage without the knowledge of the husband where the husband is not responsible for the pregnancy; or the other party suffers recurrent bouts of insanity at the time of the marriage and without the knowledge of the petitioner.

Is this what he meant when he said he is ‘divorced’ on national TV? I’m not sure.

To be honest, it’s none of my business what DNG does with his private life. But lying to intellectual folks that you are ‘divorced’ when you don’t qualify for it under the Marriage Act is wrong.

To those who might dismiss my few words as salty sentiments, I have this to say: if you live by the sword, you must be willing to die by the sword.

If you take your relationship to the public, you must be willing to have it scrutinised by the same public.

So DNG, stop lying about you alleged ‘divorce’. If you are going to speak about your ‘divorce’ state the whole truth, nothing but the truth.

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