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Friday, 19 May 2017 11:35 EAT
Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama has disowned his estranged wife Agnes Kavindu who is running for the Machakos women representative position on the Jubilee Party ticket, saying they divorced 23 years ago and the former wife should stop dragging his name into her politics.
The senator told journalists at his home in Tala that he had documents to support his claims since they divorced in a court of law. "She is not my wife, we divorced in 1993, but because I am an African man, I saw no need for my children to suffer so I accepted to house her because she was suffering in Nairobi," said Mr Muthama while addressing media at his Tala home.
Among other provisions, the woman continues to stay in a home owned by the senator, who has extensive business interests and property in Machakos County and Nairobi. The two are currently embroiled in a court case over the lady's use of the home.
The senator dismissed allegations that his former wife was being used by his political detractors, saying that she was like any other Kenyan to him. There has been mumurs that entry of Ms Muthama, who is a prophetess, was the one of the reasons Mr Muthama dropped his senatorial ambitions.
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press