Following the storm his first wife has created following his marriage to a 24 year old- 60 year old Samburu North MP Hon Alois Musa Lentoimaga has plans to calm her down.
Lentiomaga has promised to take his first wife on holiday out of the country to make her happy like before.
“We are taking her complaint into account and I will take her to the United States for a 10-day tour so that she can relax,” the MP said.
Raphaella Lento, 48, said she felt betrayed when her husband of more than 35 years married a younger woman behind her back and without telling their grown children aged 30 and 25 years.
“I was hurt because he forced this on us. I don’t know much about the young woman, but she is a graduate. I also graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2015. Maybe Mzee chose her because I’m old school,” she said.
While Lentomaga was wedding his new bride Jamila, 24, in a traditional ceremony at his rural home in Samburu on September 29, Raphaella took to the constituency’s Face book Page Samburu Development Forum, to pour out her heart.
“Jamila who is to be my co-wife is 24 years old with a three-year-old kid. I have been faithful to my husband because of the vows we both took at the altar.
I want to inform everyone that marriage is a choice and as the wife of the MP who has been with him through thick and thin, I don’t know the girl that my husband will marry on 29th.
In real sense, I’m quitting my marriage to this 24-year-old lady because I and Lentoimaga belong to the old group, while Jamila belong to my children’s age group…she has a degree but I think she went to the school of home breakers…” read the post in part.
The angry wife added that: “I’m very bitter and since the whole family Lentoimaga and the entire Surtoi educated fellows grouped without caring what will happen to me and my child, let the whole Samburu people who know me know why I walked out of this man…thanks.”
Lento said she was initially afraid to open up, fearing the husband’s political rivals but now she has accepted and move on.
“He has spoken to me, but I don’t know how I can let him into my heart again,” she said.
Lentoimaga, now says they have sorted out the matter with elders and that he is working on a plan to calm his first wife.
“Raphaella was not happy and ran away, but we have sorted out the matter with elders, that is why I’m still held up in Baragoi. I’ve done my things in the open unlike those who kill to clear their footprints (sic),” the MP told The Nairobian.
“Raphaella is a mature woman, but it’s not a big deal here to get a second wife and age is just a number, even the law allows for polygamy,” the MP serving his second term said.
The MP said his first wife has nothing to complain about because he has not denied her a share of their property or separated her from the children; pointing out that no woman can happily share a compound with another woman.
“There are many reasons for a man to make such a decision. Having many children can help in managing wealth,” he said, explaining that the late William ole Ntimama shared that wisdom with them one year before he died.
“No one questioned the likes of Bill Clinton, Atwoli and Hassan ole Kamwaro. In fact, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta too had huge age difference with Mama Ngina,” said the lawmaker.
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