Gone are the days where female celebrities frowned upon being married as second, third or fourth wives. Most have embraced polygamy and are not ashamed of their status.
Some became the second or third wives by choice but some by circumstances after their current husbands lost their wives.
The celebrated Kenya artiste is married as a second wife for over 16 years to Ounga Oguda.
She is a mother of one.
2. Esther Passaris
Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passari’s is married as a second wife to a renowned coffee farmer and Kenya Nut Company billionaire Pius Mbugua Ngugi.
Lillian Ng’ang’a is married as a second wife to Machakos governor Alfred Mutua.
The two have been together for a year and have no kids of their own. Mutua was married to Josephine Thitu Maundu.
4. Mary Kilobi
The KTN Presenter is married as a third wife to COTU boss Francis Atwoli. Atwoli is polygamous and has never hidden that fact.
We can only wait and see if he will bring in another wife after Mary.
5. Mama Ngina Kenyatta
The former first lady was not a second wife but a fourth wife to Kenya’s first President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
The first wife was Grace Wahu – 1919
Second wife- Edna Clarke -1942-1946
Third wife- Grace Wanjiku – 1946- 1950
Fourth wife – Ngina Kenyatta (Mama Ngina) -1951-1978
6. Sabina Chege
The Muranga Women representative is a second wife. She is married to Gathitu Maina, the former Kenya Dairy Board boss.
7. Jacquline Mengi
The former Miss Tanzania was married as a second wife to the late Tanzanian billionaire Reginald Mengi before he passed on in May 2019.
The two had twin boys.
8. Cate Waruguru
The Laikipia woman representative came clean about her union with lawyer, William Kigen, during a KTN interview.
She reiterated that she has no apologies for being a second wife and was proud and better off that her husband was the man she wants to be with.
“You will realize that I am better off if I know this is the man that I want to be with.
I would like anybody to challenge me and tell me whether I am cursed to go to hell because I am married as the second wife.”
She went on to add that women should understand that a man is only yours when you are with him.
“Somebody else’s husband is their husband within the confines of their home. Mzee ni wako kwa boma akishatoka, take care of yourself and choose what you want. The constitution allows it,” she stated.
9. Yvonne Okwara
Citizen TV anchor Yvonne Okwara is married as a second wife to Dr Andrew Matole.
According to sources before the actual wedding in Nairobi, had to change venues on several occasions after fears that the first wife would storm the event.
Mr Matole had married first wife Alice Manyola whom they got three kids.
10. Emmy Kosgei
Emmy Kosgei is not in a polygamous marriage but she is married to Nigerian Apostle Anselm Madubuko shortly after meeting for the first time in Mombasa.
Emmy and Anselm married in 2013 after first wife Connie Uzuoamaka Madubuko had passed away in 2012 over heart disease.