Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama has dismissed claims that he is still in marital ties with Jubilee Party’s candidate for the Machakos County Woman Representative position Agnes Kavindu.
The outspoken senator, while addressing journalists in his Tala home, said that he had parted ways with Kavindu back in 1983 through a successful divorce suit.
“I very much want to talk about that woman. She is not my wife. We parted ways in 1983 in court but since I am a true African man who cares about the welfare of his children, I decided to get her some place to live because she was struggling with life in Nairobi,” said Muthama.
He continued, “Whatever she is engaged in now is her own private business because we are not together and I have legal documents to that effect. If she dies today, she cannot be buried in my home because even the dowry my father (late) paid to her parents was refunded.”
Muthama disclosed that he was shocked when Kavindu had gone back to the court to sue him. “Huyu ni mwanamke mkora (this is a criminal woman). To me she is just another woman, only that she had been clinging on my name,” he said, adding that he was unaware of whether she was being used by the Jubilee administration to embarrass him politically.
Kavindu was awarded with a Jubilee Party ticket on Monday to contest for the Machakos County Women Representative seat.
The senator appeared to have taken a soft stand on his earlier threat to ditch Kalonzo Musyoka’s led Wiper Party.
“I want Kenyans to understand that I am not a small fish in national politics. I am a life member of several parties including KANU, SDP, LDP, and Wiper. And when the time comes for me to quit the party, I will pull out with all my investment in the party,” he said.