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Mother denies girl wets marital bed

By | October 2nd 2009

By Paul Gitau

Malindi DO Josephine Njenga was yesterday called upon to arbitrate in a divorce case involving a young couple that appeared too young to be married.

The young man had marched to the district headquarters with his wife and in-laws in tow where he announced he was divorcing his spouse for wetting their bed.

"She has been wetting the bed for sometime now, and when I order her to take the mattress outside to dry in the sun, she refuses and says it would be embarrassing to do so," the angry man said.

He said as a result of the ‘nocturnal showers’, the house had a terrible smell and he was ashamed to ask his friends to visit.

But there was a twist to his tale because before the man took his wife to the DO, Mrs Njenga had had to arbitrate between him and his mother-in-law.

The girl’s mother alleged the man’s claims were only a ploy to dump her daughter after impregnating her. As a result, she was demanding compensation.

But before taking any action, the DO ordered the two, who appeared quite young, to undergo an age assessment test to determine whether they were even old enough to be married.

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