You can just imagine what was going through Francis Musyimi’s mind as he prepared to act as MC for the Kenyan president’s independence day bash. “I mustn’t confuse the first lady with the president’s other wife…I mustn’t confuse the first lady with the president’s other wife…I mustn’t confuse…Oh bugger.”
His slip of the tongue – turning the first lady Lucy Kibaki into Lucy Wambui – earned him a hefty whack about the face from an angry first lady, before he was carted off by the president’s bodyguards… much to the astonishment of the assembled dignataries at the Jamhuri Day garden party.
Most Kenyans I know don’t mind the fact that their president has two wives. What they object to is his seeming inability to keep either of them in line. Here’s my story