A Kenyan woman quit her 10-year marriage after finding out that her husband lied about his job for years.
Appearing on KTN’s Nisamehe show on Sunday, the woman identified only as Shamim said she all along believed her husband, David worked at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.
She did not know her spouse was a garbage collector until one day when she argued with her neighbors in Embakasi, where they lived.
“Normally, he leaves in the morning smartly dressed and you’d never notice. So we were fighting for water with the other women and one of them just came out and told me ‘There’s no way your special while your husband is a garbage collector.’”
“I tried to defend myself knowing she was wrong but the rest backed her up and I thought then there must be some truth about it,” Shamim said.
When David came back home from work in the evening, Shamim sought to know the truth and the man confessed he was not an airport worker. Her family members knew her husband worked at JKIA.
Shamim, who appeared on the show alongside her former husband, said the lie is unforgivable and if she is to forgive him, it will take time.
Attempts by the show’s host Anthony Ndiema to reconcile the two were futile. On his part, David said he lied to his wife to protect his love and family.
“If I never loved you, I would not apologize but I am indeed sorry for the lie and hope you can agree to us going back to what we used to be,” he said.
Shamim said she feared the man could be keeping more secrets from her but David maintained this was the only lie he told.