By George Olwalo
Extramarital pleasures are only good when they remain a secret. But when the lid of secrecy is lifted and word gets into the ears of those meant to be in the dark, unthinkable things are sure to follow.
And such was the fate of a man whose wife got wind of his adulterous ways in Nyabikae sub-location of Kuria West District. According to eyewitness accounts, the man had been in a romantic relationship with a school leaver in the neighbourhood.
Recently, when the two met on a footpath, one thing led to another and the pair dashed into a nearby maize farm.
Things would have turned out fine for the lovebirds but for rude interruption from the farm owner.
Instead of pretending he had seen ‘nothing’, the farmer shouted that he had stumbled upon an abomination. Villagers responded immediately from all directions.
Trance like, the pair remained rooted to the ground, silently pleading for mercy.
But subscribing to the rule of law, the crowd decided to take the lovebirds to the nearest administration official.
Witnesses say that the two were frog marched up to the assistant chief’s home where the lovebirds pleaded guilty as charged and profusely pleaded for forgiveness.
But while the assistant chief was still questioning the pair and admonishing them for their immoral ways, some villagers rushed to the accused man’s home and reported the matter to the real powers that be — his wife.
Strangely, his wife however did not rush to the administrator’s place and those who had reported the matter thought her behaviour strange.