By Eric Lungai
A young woman that a man brought to his house in Kibera claiming that he had found her stranded turned out to be his lover.
The man had arrived the previous night accompanied by the woman in her early 20s who was carrying clothes in a polythene bag. But his wife was reluctant to admit her into their house.
“What if she is one of those ‘innocent girls’ that gangs use to steal from people?” she asked her husband.
He explained that he found her on the road stranded, and out of his ‘good heart’ he decided to give her shelter for the night.
“The poor thing has been chased by her employer and she doesn’t know where to go at this hour,” the man was reported to have explained to his wife.
“I wouldn’t have left her in the cold, especially because she speaks our language. Who knows, she may even be our relative,” he had said.
The woman welcomed her although she remained apprehensive. The family took supper, with the girl feigning that she had indeed been stranded when a Good Samaritan rescued her.
But the next morning, when the woman of the house left for Toi Market, the man was overwhelmed into inviting the ‘stranded’ woman to his bed.
Unfortunately, his wife had forgotten the money she intended to use and thus had to go back home. She was a little disturbed to find her one-year-old son, whom she had left in the care of their guest, crying beside the door, which was a jar.
On entering the house, she pushed the sheet that separated secluded the bed from the ‘sitting room’ and there was her husband with the supposedly stranded woman.