By JOSEPH MUCHIRI
A primary school teacher in Kirinyaga West District who sent his wife packing because she was not well educated has ended up marrying a class five school dropout and a mother of three.
Less than a year after marrying his first wife, the man started mistreating her, saying she had forced herself on him while he would have preferred a wife in gainful employment.
She refused to go saying after fourth form, her parents had wanted to take her for a secretarial course, but the teacher convinced her not to so that he could marry her.
"Didnât you tell me you were already earning and would take care of me and our children?" she had reminded him.
The truth, however, was that the teacher had met and fallen in love with a beautiful teacher from another school whom he wanted to marry but found it hard while he still had a wife.
One night, he taunted her that she was not beautiful and her education did not meet his standards so she was just wasting her time with him.
When she argued back, he beat her up. The next morning, she packed her clothes, took their two-year-old child and left.
Unfortunately, his new found catch refused to get married to him, afraid she would be labeled a home breaker.
This hurt the teacher so much that he went to the bar. One drink led to another and before he knew it, he was drunk.