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.
1- Oscar Sudi
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi is among Kenyan politicians who are polygamous.
Sudi is married to Lilian Sudi and Ann Sudi.
2- 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.
Speaking during the burial of the artiste, Sarafina warned those who wanted to incite them to stop it, adding they have been together for long.
I REALLY LOVE CAROLINE BECAUSE SHE RESPECTS ME AS MAM SHIKO BECAUSE SHE KNOWS NILIKUWA NIMEMTENGENEZEA MZEE.
THOSE TALKING BAD ABOUT CAROLINE, PLEASE RESPECT HER.
TUTAJENGA MAHALI JOHN AMEACHA NA KUSIKUJE MWENGINE WA KUTENGANISHA WATOTO. THESE KIDS ARE UNITED AS ONE.
CAROLINE DON’T CRY, I’M HERE. I WILL FILL JOHN DE MATHEW’S SHOES AND ACT LIKE HIM.
3- 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.
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.
He had in the past warned his political opponents not to use his status to dissuade voters.
“Kwani mimi ni punda wa kuoa bibi kumi (am I a donkey to marry 10 wives)?
There is no vacancy for another wife.
Some ladies parade themselves on streets to tempt me, but that chapter is closed for me.
5- 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.
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 or wives, he has to acknowledge.
I have several Nakuru Town East first ladies. Let me introduce my first ladies to you,” said Gikaria
He noted that one of his wives was not present at the function suggesting she had just welcomed a new baby.
“This one is Veronica Wairimu, she is the First Lady number one.
And this one is Dorcas Wangui, she is also the First Lady number one B.
First Lady number one C is not here, but I will bring her here another day,” he added.
6. Jackson Kibor
Prominent Eldoret business man Jackson Kibor is a polygamist at heart.
Kibor divorced his third wife Naomi Jeptoo Kibor in December 2018
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.