When Onyango arrived, he fumed demanding to know why she had made such a decision without his permission. She received a few slaps before being ordered to call off the visit by her chama friends. She has since withdrawn her membership because her husbandâs meanness has been a constant embarrassmentr.
She thinks Onyangoâs meanness is genetical pointing out that one of his sister who is equally stingy.
She says the sister-in-law is so stingy that she once hid food from her when she was still dating Onyango.
"I had gone to visit my in-laws to be. I stayed for a few days and since we had not yet tied the knot, traditions did not allow us to sleep on the same bed, at least not with open knowledge of parents. During the visit, I was, therefore, supposed to stay with Onyangoâs only sister.
"But because Onyangoâs sister did not know I was visiting, she had prepared a meal of polenta (ugali) and fish for her lunch. When she saw me at the gate, she quickly hid the meal on top of a reed mat that was placed on the rafters, acting as a ceiling board," Mrs Onyango recalls.
Instead the potential sister in law made Mrs Onyango some black tea and served it with roasted cassava.
"After two days, I was joined by a cousin and we decided we would travel back to Alego over the weekend, so we extended our stay for a few days. I realised my sister-in -law was also a little bit short-tempered."
On the third day, there was unbearable stench in the house. Thank God, our host did not have any cats or her hidden treasure would have been discovered by the feline.
By the fourth day, the stench was intolerable and we set out to clean the mess.
She, however, protested saying she could do the cleaning once we had gone.
We ignored her and went ahead with the mission only to discover the rotting meal. he following evening my cousin and I travelled back to Alego.
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