Murang'a: Woman returns to husband 25 years after she divorced him

Murang'a: Woman returns to husband 25 years after she divorced him

Former MP Jamleck Kamau holds hands with Hellen Wambui and Charles Murunga during a house opening ceremony. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

  • Hellen Wambui was married to one Charles Murunga, who is currently in his late 60s and with whom they had sired several children. She, however, decided to walk out of the marriage over her husband's penchant for alcohol

There was joy and celebration at Kabuku village in Kiharu, Murang'a County after a woman in her early 50s reunited with her husband after separating for 25 years.

Hellen Wambui was married to one Charles Murunga, who is currently in his late 60s and with whom they had sired several children. She, however, decided to walk out of the marriage over her husband's penchant for alcohol.

Speaking to Citizen Digital from Kabuku village, Wambui says she was worried about her children's future and decided to walk away with them when she left Murunga.

She returned home to reunite with Murunga last Saturday,  November 6 after villagers invited her back to grace a house-opening ceremony for her husband. The house was a donation made by former Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau to Murunga whose previous house was razed down in a fire incident. 

"After the house burned down I was sleeping in a small structure made of carton boxes," said the husband.

"I thank God for this event that has made me return and I'm grateful to Jamleck Kamau... When I left here the children were still young and I feared that they might not receive education," said Wambui, adding that the children are now grown-ups in college and secondary school.

She declined to speak about her life after separating from Murunga.


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