Drama ensued in Maiyuni sub-location in Kangundo sub-county, Machakos County on Saturday, August 12, when a middle-aged man, Johnston Munyaka, busted his 31-year-old wife, Mary Mbaika, in the act with another man.
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Munyaka, who had been suspecting his wife of cheating, laid a trap Saturday after neighbours had, constantly, told him that Mbaika was cheating on him when he was away from home.
Munyaka, 32, is a Theology student at a college in Kitui, and would often leave his Maiyuni home for school.
His wife, Mbaika, would then take advantage of her husband’s absence to engage in sexual activities with her lover, Joseph Mwania, neighbours alleged.
According to Munyaka, his wife was “stubborn” and “had a history of unfaithfulness”.
Munyaka claims that in February 11, 2014, Mbaika poured paraffin on her chest before setting it on fire after he confronted her with allegations of cheating.
Mbaika, who was rushed to a Machakos hospital in critical condition, was discharged five months later.
After her discharge, Mbaika’s husband accepted her back and compelled her to promise she would be faithful, which Mbaika did.
Mbaika’s alleged philandering ways would resume two years later, when she allegedly kick-started an illicit relationship with a dairy farmer-cum-boda boda operator, Joseph Mwania.
Thirty-year-old Mwania, who is a milk trader in Kangundo, would, time and again, buy milk from Mbaika, and during the frequent interactions, a sexual relationship blossomed, says Mbaika’s husband, Munyaka.
Munyaka says his neighbours constantly reported his wife’s philandering habits to him, but he would not listen or set a trap to nab her, citing a busy schedule.
Shortly after the August 8 general election, when there was a lot of time at his disposal, Munyaka, a Theology student-cum- crop and dairy farmer, set up a trap, which managed to catch the ‘cheating’ wife.
He had made his wife to believe that he had left for school on Saturday, August 12, only to secretly trail her to her lover’s home located in Maiyuni.
Munyaka waited outside Mwani’s house for nearly 30 minutes. After the lovebirds had embarked on intimate action, Munyaka broke into Mwania’s home and nabbed the two having sex.
Munyaka screamed, attracting the neighbours’ attention.
Neighbours, who milled around Mwania’s home, heard a conversation recorded by Munyaka, in which the woman was heard apologising: “What I did was wrong, my husband”.
The drama was taken to the office of Maiyuni Assistant Chief, Consolata Ndunge, who witnessed Munyaka and Mwani signing an agreement that Mwani will pay Munyaka Ksh100, 000 in compensation for sleeping with his wife; and that Munyaka will also receive a motorbike valued at Ksh80, 000 from Mwani.
The signing of the agreement between Munyaka and Mwani, which was rubber-stamped by Ms Ndunge, was witnessed by two other people.
Munyaka’s wife, Mbaika, has since gone back to her parents’ home in Kanzalu, Kangundo sub-county.
Munyaka says his wife took with her dairy cattle, which he uses to raise money to feed his family. He has vowed to repossess the cows.
Munyaka and Mbaika have three children aged thirteen, five and three.
Munyaka says he “won’t accept his wife back into his life after he cheated on her more than twice with different men”.
The couple’s three children are currently in Mbaika’s custody.
Munyaka accuses Mbaika of not being the right person to bring up the children, given her moral standing.
He has vowed to fight for full custody of the children.