John Kanyua, a Kenyan man has lost his wife to the pastor who presided over his wedding, Nairobi News reports.
According to the reports, Leah Wambui, the man’s wife, fled with the pastor, abandoning a 26-year union that produced five children.
Leah’s relationship blossomed when she started attending the pastor’s Joy Springs Church in Juja farm, Kiambu county in the state, and that the pastor appointed her as an assistant pastor.
It was reported that Agnes Wangivi, the pastor’s wife of 34 years and mother of three, had rejected the appointment, all to no avail.
“I strongly objected the appointment, but he was determined to have his way. I confronted Leah and threatened her not to play games with my husband. She looked innocent, and I gave in,” she said.
The pastor’s wife that the bond grew thicker when the pastor started inviting Wambui for family dinners, in the absence of her husband.
“This is when I started questioning their friendship. I confronted Kanyua to keep his wife away from my husband, but he seemed blindfolded. My husband developed cold feet on his family and ran away to Leah in 2015,” she said.
Kanyua also told of how the pastor would visit his house in the morning and spend the entire day locked with his wife inside the house.
“This fueled the issue further as the pastor later ran away with my wife and children and rented a house in a nearby market where they live,” he said.
“This is unacceptable and I wouldn’t sit back and watch someone take my family. If the government does not intervene, I will choose my ways. It has taken me a lot to grow the family all those years. I will not allow the wedding to continue. I can also seek legal redress. Let her stop soiling her name and ask for forgiveness, then I will take her back.”
However, there is also a report that Wambui’s parents had contacted Kanyua to accept repayment of the dowry he paid to them, to pave way for the new wedding of their daughter, an offer he refused.