A man has taken to court the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Beta Healthcare over fake condoms that he alleges burst during intercourse.
The man alleges that as a result of the condom burst, he infected his wife with a Sexually Transmitted Infection. He says his wife has since left him.
In his petition, the disgruntled man says he bought his favourite pack of ‘Zoom’ chocolate flavoured studded condoms because he believed they would protect him and his partner from diseases.
“That I was fully aware of the dangers of having unprotected sex and decided to use my favourite brand of condoms being the Zoom scented chocolate flavoured studded condoms which I believed would please the woman and protect me fully,” he said.
He continued, “that whilst I was having sexual intercourse with the woman the said condom broke a fact which I only realised after the act. That at the time, I brushed the incident as a non-issue and three days later I still had sexual intercourse with my wife.”
The Complainant further says that on October 13, 2014, he began to notice some rashes on his private parts and pain while urinating.
“That I became extremely worried and it was then that I remembered the condom burst that had taken place 9 days earlier. I immediately went to a traditional healer and sought some traditional herbal medicine which eased my pain,” he said.
“On or about 14th, I decided to return to Nairobi on or about 25th October. While on my way to Nairobi, I became seriously ill on the bus and had to seek for medical attention.”
He was subsequently diagnosed with an undisclosed STI and treated for the same. His now estranged wife was also admitted for having contracted a similar infection.
“I have since gone back to the clinic and obtained a medical report. That on 17th, my wife called and informed me that she had been admitted with an STI. My wife blamed me for being unfaithful and our relationship was strained afterwards.”
“My wife then became estranged and later left me for another man. After my wife left me, I became distressed burdened with guilt and even had a mental breakdown which led me to be an alcoholic and I lost my job,” he says in an affidavit.
The man claims that BETA, KeBS, and KRA allowed a consignment of Zoom condoms which were of questionable quality to be sold to unsuspecting Kenyans.
He says his friends have complained of the same brand of condoms breaking during intimacy.