Residents of Kenyoni, a village in Kitutu Chacha North in Kisii County have ejected a 35-year-old married woman from their community for allegedly cheating on her husband with young boys.
According to the family of the woman’s husband, the 35-year-old had been caught thrice in a compromising position with three different young boys.
Her husband, David Mageto, is a teacher in the area. He had taken in the woman in a traditional marriage that saw her family perform marriage rituals.
Speaking to K24 Digital, David’s mother, Elmerita Kerubo, said that when her son was courting this woman, she pretended to be a good woman, who would settle down and have a family in peace.
The 35-year-old had just been divorced from her previous husband when David started seeing her, little did he know what awaits him.
“She presented herself as very kind and welcoming. At that time, she had just divorced her first husband. I urged my son to marry her. We followed traditional customs to bring her home,” recounts Kerubo.
“Immediately after we had paid dowry for her, she changed her character completely. She began engaging in sexual relationships with every young man or boy in the community. She would paw at the boys the same way a cheetah would attack a deer,” added Mageto’s mother.
However, attempts by the area elders to guide her fell on deaf ears as she continued with her hunting habit as if nothing had been said to her.
According to David’s family, the woman had taken control over their son, who is soft-spoken and easily manipulated.
The family and neighbors had to take matters in their hands as things had gone out of control, and they could not bear it anymore.
“We have banished her from this community, we do not want anything to do with her. We have brought down her house to symbolise that she is no longer needed here,” said Jared Mayaka, the woman’s husband brother.
The family also pointed out that the woman could not be told anything as she was abusive both physically and verbally.