Former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama is a happy man after reclaiming his Mua Hills home from his ex-wife Agnes Kavindu.
The controversial politician had been embroiled in a court battle with his estranged ex-wife over the palatial property on the slopes of Mua Hills for five years.
Reportedly, Muthama now wants to convert the abandoned house into a base for his political activities. It will also serve as the meeting point for all his children sired with different women.
“I have taken over my home that was abandoned and renovations are going on as we speak. Once completed, anybody seeking to visit must be vetted. It will also be a meeting point for all the entire Muthama children,” he said.
The gemstones dealer has built a home for Kavindu’s three children about 10km away from the Mua Hills property.
The five-bedroom home that sits on a 45-acre piece of land has a servants’ quarters, borehole and a standby generator, reports the Nairobian.
“I am an African man who cannot wish away his blood. She could have come to live with our son because it is a home she could have used to be associated with Muthama indirectly,” he said.
Muthama added that he holds no grudge against Kavindu “but she will have to live like all the other divorced women. She will not be the first or the last.”
Kavindu was evicted from Muthama’s Mua home through a High Court ruling that found she was not married to Muthama after the judicial dissolution of their marriage in 1983.
Besides their court cases, Muthama and Kavindu made headlines during the 2017 elections in which Kavindu was gunning for the Machakos Women Rep post on a Jubilee ticket, while Muthama was in NASA. Muthama warned her against using his name during campaigns.