Remember the story of Mercy Igoki, the 48-year-old senior assistant university registrar who accused her daughter of stealing her husband?
- Cases of father getting into bed with their daughters are rampant
- In a previous case, the court heard that the accused, his stepdaughter and his wife were sleeping in the same bed when he committed the offence
Mercy met and adopted an orphaned girl who was three years older than her first born. That was in 2006.
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The girl bonded very well with her family and her problems began when she had to resign her job to recover from an accident that left her crippled.
“I enrolled for an undergraduate degree in Meru. I would be away from home sometimes up to three weeks or longer at a time because of my studies,” Mercy was quoted in Parent magazine, adding that she then began hearing rumours from neighbours about her adopted daughter sleeping with her husband.
Stories of fathers sleeping with their daughters, biological or adopted, never seem to leave people gaping in wonder.
“In anger, I confronted them and to my shock, my husband blamed me for the affair, saying I had brought the girl to him,” said Mercy. She has since forgiven them.
Then there was the case of Samuel Kamotho, a Thika-based engineer who was almost lynched by his neighbours after his wife, Virginia Wangari, accused him of sleeping with his 18-year-old daughter, Lucy Nyawira……………………….