Esther Passaris: I Haven’t Been ‘Single’ for 26 Years

May 2, 2019

Nairobi Woman representative Esther Muthoni Passaris reckons that polygamy and solitude go hand in hand.

While she is not entirely single, Passaris, on account of being in a polygamous marriage, says she relates more to ‘singlehood’. The 54-year-old made the revelation when a Twitter user asked her if she is single.

“I haven’t been ‘single’ for the last 26 years,” said Passaris.

Adding, “When one is in a polygamous marriage she can attest and relate to singlehood based on the solitude lifestyle. When one is headstrong and not always submissive she relates to being more single than married.”

In a past interview, Esther Passaris narrated how she once busted her husband on a date with another woman.

The mother of two said she walked gracefully towards them with a smile on her face, mixed emotions in her heart and stretched her hand and said, “Hello darling”.

“I walked in, I greeted him and went back to my table,” Passaris said.

When they later met at home, the husband asked: “What was that? Why didn’t you react?”

She responded, “I told him, ‘Darling, what did you want me to do? You wanted me to fight with you in public? I had a business lunch there, you had another woman… was it something I needed to fight for? Because a man is not my God, my God is only one. I cannot fight over a man.’”

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