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Prominent Kenyans Married To More Than One Wife 

By Faith Minayo

Marrying multiple wives in Kenya is legal.  On 1 May 2014 the polygamy bill was made legislation after years of push and shove among legislators and resistance from religious leaders. Even with this law, most men would rather their wives are not aware of the existence of another woman. This is mostly on account of many Kenyans being Christians-a religion that frowns polygamy. But we have Kenyans who have married second wives and have made it official. This writer takes a look at powerful Kenyans with more than one wife. 

Dr. Boni Khalwale-Former Kakamega Senator 

Almost every year Khalwale has a child sitting for either the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams or the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE. He is a proud father who has done a good job educating his many children if the scores they post in national exams are anything to go by. He is married to three wives. His first wife Adelide succumbed to  pulmonary hypertension in 2019. The ex-senator married Adelide when he was a second year at UoN and they were together for 39 years. His second wife is Jospehine and the third is Diana Okeno. 

Also Read: Dr. Boni Khalwale Biography, Age, Education Family And Career

Oscar Sudi-Kapseret MP

The firebrand is married to Lilian Sudi and Ann Sudi. One of his wife is a sister to controversial politician Don Bosco Gichana. In 2015, the politician made headlines after he assaulted Kibet Komen after he found him with a woman he claimed was his wife. Kibet told Standard newspaper of his ordeal in the hands of the legislator and his aides:

“……….. I heard a commotion behind me and when I turned, I saw a man assaulting the woman we were with,”

“I had not even gone to fight, but to find out what was going on. I asked a question and the MP turned on me with kicks and punches. He demanded to know why I was with the woman, whom he claimed was his wife, as his goons descended on me..”

Wycliffe Oparanya-Kakamega Governor 

The Kakamega Governor and ODM deputy party leader is married to Priscillah Oparanya and Caroline Oparanya. Priscillah acts as the first lady of the county and is often seen gracing events. 

David Gikaria-Nakuru Town East MP 

The legislator is married to three wives and he is proud of it. Speaking in a past public event, Gikaria introduced two of three wives:

‘I am the Nakuru Town East MP and when one has a wife he has to acknowledge.

I have several Nakuru Town East First ladies let me introduce my first ladies to you.’

‘This one is Veronicah Wairimu, She is number one, and this one is number two, number three is not here but I will bring her here another day.’

Danson Mungatana

The former Garsen MP’s once illustrious political career has been overshadowed by scandals after scandals. His first wife Violet passed away in 2019 while his second wife is Mwanaisha Chidzuga, a former K24 news anchor. He was in a relationship with beauty queen Cecilia Mwangi and they even had a child together. 

Muigai wa Njoroge

The artist who goes by the name Kigutha is married to Njeri Muigai and Queen Stacey. 

Benson Gathungu aka Muthee Kiengei Wa Watoria

The popular comedian, MC, TV and radio host is married to Keziah Kariuki and Jackline Ngaru.