A man in Mombasa is excited after a Kadhi’s court ruled in his favour in a case where he sued his wife for causing him suffering due to absence of love and conjugal rights.
Salim Twota Mutwiwa’s wife was on Monday, November 16, given one week to return to their matrimonial home which she abandoned in April after 12 years in marriage.
The lady, Rehema Dzuya, had left Twota and married another man prompting Twota to seek court intervention as he still loved her.
Mombasa Principal Kadhi Abdulhamin Athman consequently annulled the second marriage noting that Rehema did not have valid reasons under Islamic law to justify her decision. Athman also added that polyandry, being with two husbands, is illegal under sharia law.
Rehema defended her decision to get married to her second husband, Rashi Karisa, saying that Twota had subjected her to suffering but refused to divorce her.
“It is true that we were married under the Islamic laws but due to reasons best known to Twota, he unreasonably started habits of abandoning me… He stayed away from me for about six consecutive years unfairly and only made technical appearances whenever he felt like,” reads Rehema’s affidavit presented in court.
Rehema also accused Twota of developing interest in her only after he heard that Karisa had proposed to her. She said he even demanded KSh 150,000 from her.
She wants the court to review the judgment and has at the same time filed for a divorce to end their childless union.