A woman identified as Stella Mutahi left many people thinking that her story is like a movie after marrying two blood brothers and ended up divorcing them.
It all began in the 1990s while in college studying hospitality and catering where she met her first husband and she gave birth to her first child, but her husband used to beat her every day for no reason.
She later met her second husband who was nice at first and treated her right but after being married for almost 10 years and being a mother to 4 children she couldn’t take it anymore.
“My husband was erratic. He would wake up in the morning while okay and charming, but in the evening he would turn violent,” said Stella.
According to the mother-of-four, her then-husband blamed his penchant for violence on women, whom he accused of “ruining his life”.
“It was so bad that I remember developing suicidal ideation. I would walk in the middle of the road so that I could get knocked by a vehicle. I wanted to even get injured on my feet so that my hospital admission could save me from going back home,” she said.
One day, in her tenth year of marriage, she took her children to her cousin’s place, and vowed not to return to her matrimonial home.
According to the mother of four, her ex-husband’s brother would pay them a visit to see how they were doing after she left her marriage.
From the many visits, the two developed feelings for each other and she moved with her children to live with the man. That is how he has the third husband.
“My ex-husband’s brother started visiting us to see how I and the girls were coping with life. From those visits, we started getting closer and we developed feelings for each other. I moved in to live with him like husband and wife for close to eight years,” said the woman
So peaceful was her marriage that Stella came to realise her talent in safari rallying. She was a co-driver, who took part in various races in Kenya across three years, she revealed
After taking a moment to look back at her life, Stella said she had to bring to an end her relationship with her third husband because “it wasn’t founded on moral grounds”.
“I felt like I had lost the moral standing to advise my daughters on good or bad relationships.”
After nine years of marriage to her third husband, Stella broke the news — that she wanted the relationship brought to an end.
“I told him I wanted to end the affair because I had brought so much conflict in his family, and that our relationship painted a bad picture to my children and his children. My husband accepted, though with so much difficulty.
Stella says she has chosen to come out publicly to seek forgiveness from the wife of her brother-in-law-turned husband.
She is now a crusader for healthy marriages.