Two Kenyan men, Sylvester Mwendwa and Elija Kilmani have signed a deal to marry a widow with two children.
The two men who have been having affairs with the woman for more than four years were convinced by a police officer, Adhalah Abdulrahman to marry the woman after he saw them fighting over her in Mombasa County.
According to the BBC, the agreement sets out a routine for Sylvester Mwendwa and Elijah Kimani to stay in her house raise any children she bears for them.
Mwendwa said the contract would “set boundaries” and “keep the peace”. She is like the central referee. She can say whether she wants me or my colleague”, he said. A local lawyers was quoted to have said that the marriage” would only be recognised if them men concerned could prove that polyandry which involves a woman having more than one husband – was part of their custom.
Defending the “marriage”, Mr Mwendwa acknowledged that though he may acting in breach of the law, but that he had decided to enter into a contract with Mr Kimani to end their rivalry. “It could have been very dangerous if the other man would have come to her house and caught me… So our agreement is good as it sets boundaries and helps us keep peace.”