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City tycoon seeks divorce from jobless husband

A 50-year-old  businesswoman married to a Cameroonian is asking the High Court to annul the union.

Ms Jane Wanuna Karwigi claims that her husband duped her into marriage.

She claims to have discovered that her husband has another wife with whom they bore three children. She attached photos of the man’s alleged children in the petition filed by lawyer Waithaka Wachira.

The case will be heard on March 24.

But in a cross petition, the man, Mr Jean Rene Kouobabf Temi, also wants the court to dissolve the marriage.

He wants the court to order Ms Karwigi to pay him alimony, citing violence and unfaithfulness as the main reasons for parting ways with the businesswoman.

The businesswoman told journalists at the Milimani High Court that her husband duped her that he had no other wife, yet he was married back home in Cameroon.

She alleges that her husband is jobless and lives with him at her Kyuna Estate residence, when it should not be the case. She also accused the husband of using witchcraft to confuse her.

Ms Karwigi says she took the hand of Mr Temi in marriage in October 12, 2013 and they wedded at Consollata Shrine Catholic Church Westlands Nairobi.

“Arising from the discovery, it is clear that the union between us is a nullity and the same ought to be declared as such by an order of annulment of this Court,” Ms Karwigi pleads.

She says their marriage has not been blessed with any children and that her daughter from a previous relationship died at the age of 20 last year.

“One had better adopt children instead of marrying a jobless west African men who have nothing,” Ms Karwigi said.