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A man left many in shock after failing to remember the name of his wife of nine months during a proceeding at Shanzu Law Court in Mombasa, Kenya.

The middle-aged man, identified as Richard Kiragu, told the court that although he was a family man and was married to one wife, he could not remember the name of his wife.

Kiragu said this while countering allegations of committing an indecent act with a minor.

It was reported that on June 17, 2021, the suspect unlawfully and intentionally touched the buttocks of a minor, aged nine, at Kasarani area in Mtwapa township, Kilifi County.

Kiragu claimed that on the day he was accused of committing the act, he had gone back to his house where he lived with his wife.

When asked about the name of his wife, Kiragu was left dumbfounded as he was unable to recall her name as asked. He instead gave two different names contrary to the real names of the person mentioned.

The magistrate was shocked he was unable to provide his wife’s name, and they believe his demeanor altogether did not portray him as someone telling the truth.

His wife identified as Ruth Mutoro admitted that the accused was her husband and they’ve lived together for nine months.


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