Many readers have left varied comments regarding the secret sex lives of current and former members of parliament. As has been said here, anybody who digs a little deeper into the personal lives of Kenyan legislators will be shocked at what they will find. This is just a tip of the iceberg.
For the last one month, Hon Raphael Wanjala former MP for Budalangi and former Assistant Minister for Water & Irrigation (pictured) has found himself at the centre of a love triangle that is now threatening to lead to a nasty divorce case involving a 38 year-old Nigerian national and his 24 year-old Kenyan wife together with the couple’s property estimated to be valued over Kshs. 350 million. The flagship of the family business is the popular Deep West Resort off-Langata road where, these days, Wanjala spends most of his evenings together with his new lover.
What is strange about this steamy relationship is that the former assistant minister is already a polygamist with two wives. His rich Kenyan girlfriend, is only just twenty four and claims to have been married to the Nigerian for the last ten years during which time they got two children (Akinyi yawa?). The woman claims the Nigerian abandoned her with her two children and she met and fell in love with the former assistant minister during her husband’s absence.
The case has now turned into an embarrassing diplomatic row between Kenya and Nigeria with the local Nigerian Embassy set to deliver a protest letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetangula this morning to complain about the police harassment of their national and to demand assistance for their national to access his children and his vast property.
Wanjala was rejected by Budalangi voters in the last general elections. He was first elected into parliament in 1997 on a FORD-K ticket but his dismal parliamentary record shows he never brought forward any bill nor asked any question during the 10 years he was an MP. Wanjala was recently appointed by V-P Kalonzo Musyoka as part of an eight man committee to investigate the problems that precipitated a prison officers’ strike that crippled the department and caused a security scare for one week.
See Todays Nation: Diplomatic row over love gone sour