Businessman Peter Waweru has confirmed that he is married to Laikipia Woman Representative Cate Waruguru.
In an interview with Word Is, Waweru said their marriage was blessed by parents from both sides, stating that Waruguru is his wife and not girlfriend as rumored.
“Cate is my wife and people should stop saying we are dating or whatever they say. She is my wife and we live together. I have even done the first part of dowry payment ‘kuhanda ithigi’ to prove she is my wife,” he said.
Waweru, who is the chairman of Kirinyaga County Chamber of Commerce, said he parted ways with his first wife Zipporah Njoki two years ago.
“She is my ex-wife and we are in the process of divorcing. Cate is no longer my girlfriend and that nonsense of we are cohabiting should stop. Those are allegations,” he added.
He also dismissed reports that he and Cate stormed and attacked Njoki at her home in Bamburi, Mombasa last week.
“I have three kids and since I’m taking care of them, I had visited my children and later stories were shared online that I had gone there to beat her. I was accompanied by my sister and Cate was not there. There is a female politician who was pursuing me but failed terribly, so they are using this story to fight Cate and her political position.”
Waweru said he has known Cate since their childhood, adding that he separated from his wife due to irreconcilable differences.
“I was not comfortable with my marriage due to irreconcilable differences, mostly alcoholism issues. We differed because of that and I decided to leave and look for a legal way to take care of my children.”
When contacted for comment on the matter, Cate said, “He (Waweru) has come home and my family knows him and we are looking forward to completing the customary marriage process. On the recent issue, I wasn’t there and so he can respond to that.”
Last week, Njoki accused Cate of snatching her husband, with whom they have three children. She Waweru was a loving and caring husband and father until he met Ms. Waruguru.
“He confessed that he had found a new catch in 2019. Later he left with the parents and came back, confessed to me that he wants to marry a second wife, who is Waruguru. He told me I have to either accept Waruguru to be the second wife or I leave that house. And I declined and he left completely,” she said.