Polygamy and solitude are birds of the same feather, this is according to Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris.
Responding to a follower on Twitter on whether she is single, Passaris stated that being in a polygamous marriage was akin to singlehood.
“I haven’t been ‘single’ for the last 26 years. When one is in a polygamous marriage she can attest and relate to singlehood based on the solitude lifestyle. When one is headstrong and not always submissive she relates to being more single than married,” posted Passaris.
In 2018, the mother of two revealed in an interview with KBC’s Serfine Achieng’ that she walked in on her husband having lunch with another woman at a city restaurant.
The Rep narrated that she gracefully walked to their table and said “hello darling” before settling down at another table.
“I walked in, I greeted him and went back to my table.” At home, she told her husband that she did not confront him because she cannot fight over a man.
“I told him: ‘Darling, what did you want me to do? You wanted me to fight with you in public? I had a business lunch there, you had another woman… was it something I needed to fight for? Because a man is not my God, my God is only one. I cannot fight over a man,” added Passaris.
That is not all.
Passaris disclosed that she recognizes other women in her husband’s life.
“When I travel with my husband, I buy presents for the other women’s children, because we are in this situation already. We are many. I know love is emotive.
“You know what? My first husband is God. I am not going to fight over this man to the point that I destroy other women or their children. I think every woman should be like that,
“Ashazaa huko nje, are you going to let the other women’s children suffer? I fight for all women; I fight for all children, okay? Even if it is my husband with another woman out there! At the end of the day, ni mtoto wa bwanangu, ni ndugu ya watoto wangu.”