Bizarre divorce case as man demand dowry refund with interest

Wilberforce Oyitsa is seeking to annul his two-year marriage on account of in-compatibility and is demanding a refund of everything including gumboots and a hat!

By The Weekly Vision Online

In what many see as the bizarre actions of Kenyans who have lived abroad and picked strange habits, Wilberforce Oyitsa from Minnesota USA has filed a divorce suit in a Kitale court demanding his dowry back and should be paid with two years interest.

Wilberforce Oyitsa who is Bukusu, a Luhya subclan is seeking to annul his two-year marriage on account of in-compatibility but is demanding a refund of everything including gumboots and a hat!  He also wants money spent feeding and entertaining his in-laws refunded to the last penny! This has set the social media abuzz as a cross-section of Kenyans took different positions many saying Wilberforce had “lost touch with reality” and should stop spoiling the name of Kenyan men.

Others supported him including women who also called in at a popular FM radio station saying Wilberforce should demand what is his down to the gumboots and traditional hat!

He is also demanding a refund for the “college fees” he has been paying for his wife who was studying in Kenya since their colourful wedding in 2019, the two have been living apart and have no children

Some laughed off Wilberforce divorce suit saying demanding for what people had eaten and drunk during the wedding was “preposterous, mean and untenable.” “How do you demand back what people ate and drunk?” many wondered saying Wilberforce was being absurd.

Wilberforce also demands a refund for the “college fees” he has been paying for his wife who was studying in Kenya since their colourful wedding in 2019. The two have been living apart and have no children. Kenyan laws have largely steered clear of the issue of repayment of dowry in many cases asking couples to seek out of court settlement through elders, chiefs and form some Kadhi courts. But so far, the demand for dowry with two-year interest is precedent-setting and it will be interesting to see how the Kitale court navigates the issue. The hearing begins in January 2022.

There’s no story that cannot be told. We cover the stories that others don’t want to be told, we bring you all the news you need. If you have tips, exposes or any story you need to be told bluntly and all queries write to us [email protected] also find us on twitter.

Open chat
1
Hello, how can we help you?