Kenyan Love Rivals Agree To Marry Same Woman

Kenyan Love Rivals Agree To Marry Same WomanTwo Kenyan men have signed an agreement to “marry” the same woman. The woman had been having affairs with both men for more than four years and apparently refused to choose between them.

‘To end their rivalry’

The agreement sets out a rota for Sylvester Mwendwa and Elijah Kimani to in her house and states they will both help raise any children she bears. Lawyers said the “marriage” would only be recognised if they could prove polyandry – a woman having more than one husband – was part of their custom.

Defending the “marriage”, Mr Mwendwa told the BBC Focus on Africa programme that while he may acting in breach of the law, he had decided to enter into a contract with Mr Kimani to end their rivalry. Mr Mwendwa told the BBC he did not marry the woman simply to satisfy his sexual desires but because he loved her and, most of all, her children.


‘Customary marriage’

Kenyan family lawyer Judy Thongori told the Daily Nation that the law does not explicitly forbid polyandry.

“The laws we have do not talk about it but for such a union to be recognised in Kenya, it has to be either under the statutory law or as customary marriage. The question we should ask now is whether these people come from communities that have been practising polyandry,” she is quoted as saying.

Do you think you can also do the same thing if you were in the same situation? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions regarding this topic.

Source: BBC News

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Seattle Group Negotiating With Maloofs To Buy Sacramento Kings

Seattle Group Negotiating With Maloofs To Buy Sacramento KingsThe Maloof family is finalizing an agreement to sell the Sacramento Kings to a group that hopes to move the franchise to Seattle for the 2013-14 season, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

‘First and goal at the 1′

The deal will sell the Kings for approximately $500 million to a group led by hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft chairman Steve Ballmer. The group is seeking to relocate the franchise to Seattle’s KeyArena for the 2013-14 season. The Seattle group’s plans, with support of the NBA, is to play two seasons in Key Arena before moving into a new Seattle arena, sources said.

No agreement has been signed, but one source with knowledge of the talks described the deal as “first and goal at the 1.” Sources said it will take “some time” to get a formal agreement in place. The Maloofs’ history of changing course late in negotiations still has some uneasy about getting the sale completed. The Maloofs previously neared a deal with Sacramento leaders to help finance a new arena in the city before backing out.


‘The Sonics’

The Maloofs are expected to keep an extremely small percentage of the team, but will have no real input or say in the franchise, sources said. Once the sale is completed, the Seattle-based group will have until March to file for relocation. NBA commissioner David Stern has been a big proponent of the Hansen-Ballmer group, and league officials will work diligently to help the franchise move to Seattle if the sale is finalized, sources said. The Seattle-based group is determined to not have the franchise spend a final lame-duck season in Sacramento.

The prospective Seattle ownership plans are to change the Kings’ name and logos back to the original proprietors of the city’s NBA history: the Sonics. “Same name and logos,” a source working with the group told Y! Sports.

Are you a fan of the Sacramento Kings? Do you think the upcoming relocation will do more good or more harm to the team?

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports

Image: USA Today