‘Ni kura tutakupigia ama bibi’ -(Is it to vote for you, or help you discipline your wife) has been one of the trending topics lately on social media as news emerged of alleged battery of Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula.
A man believed to be behind the fight between Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) co-principal Moses Wetangula and his wife Anne Waceke Ngugi has finally spoken.
Saint Patrick Ponce Mahele, a Congolese national, revealed to The Nairobian all the details that are suspected to have led to the assault between the couple, which was reported at Lang’ata Police Station a week ago.
Speaking from Industrial Area remand where he is being held after he was arrested for allegedly defrauding Wetangula’s wife millions of shillings, Mahele revealed that he has been a close friend of Anne, and that his relationship with the politician’s wife could be the reason why Wetangula is all over the headlines.
“We met in June 2014 after I was introduced to her by a mutual friend at a party. I didn’t know who she was married to but we became good friends and over time, she started putting her money in businesses that I was running,” Mahele told the paper.
It seems Anne had really fallen for this man who says he had some businesses in Nigeria which she offered to support as long as they were a thing.
Mahele is a music producer and had told Anne that he had strong connections with the Congolese government where his father served as a soldier.
But things turned ugly when Anne started suspecting Mahele was having an affair with a friend of theirs he calls Khadija.
In a meeting, Anne demanded that he, Mahele, returns all the money she had pumped into his business.
“It is in that meeting that she confronted our other business partner, a lady named Khadija, and accused her of sleeping with me. Then she demanded a refund of the capital she had put up for the business, but I explained that the money was lost because the business didn’t do well,” the paper quotes Mahele.
He says that Anne threatened him and all he could do was to flee to Tanzania and then to Congo. But things did not end here.
Wetangula’s wife lured him back to Kenya through a private detective and was arrested and taken to court for conning and defrauding the politician’s wife.
He was released on a KSh 1 million bond with a Kenyan surety. Since he couldn’t get the surety, he is spending his time in remand.
But he wants Anne to forgive him.
“Please tell her that I am sorry. I didn’t mean to con her,” he said.
On the other hand, things have already escalated. Word has it that Wetangula suspected the alleged affair between his wife and Mahele and confronted her. He is accusing her of infidelity.
Anne reported the matter at Langata police station where she said Wetangula had assaulted her. She is said to have visited Karen Hospital where she was treated before reporting the matter
Hours later, in the same day, Wetangula arrived at the same station with injuries and said it was his wife who had assaulted him when he confronted her over infidelity.