A woman who has been living with two husbands at Chamgiwadu village in Rongo, Migori County was arrested alongside the two men following an uproar from area residents.
Confirming the Monday arrests, area chief David Onyango said the woman had been living with the two men under one roof for the past two weeks before the villagers raised concern demanding for action from local leaders.
Reports indicate that the polyandrous marriage began when Maurine Atieno, who has been married to Robert Ochieng, returned home with her newfound partner John Ochola and decided to live as a ‘throuple’.
The woman is a fish vendor in Kisumu, where she met with Ochola, who is said to have been one of her loyal customers. Ochieng, who is the father of Atieno’s two children, is a farmer in Migori.
According to the area chief, they are yet to establish how an agreement was reached for the two men to cohabit with one woman in one house.
The administrator, however, said preliminary investigations indicate that the woman and the second husband insisted that they must both stay in that homestead.
The chief further said the marriage between the woman and the second husband has been authenticated by the man’s mother who confessed that the woman has been frequently visiting them in Kisumu.
The three were arrested after locals threatened to lynch the second husband. The village administrator, however, said there is no legal basis to charge them, adding that they are trying to find other avenues to handle the matter.
Shock-struck villagers termed the marriage as an abomination and demanded that the trio be separated.