The life of the late affluent Uasin Gishu farmer Jackson Kibor was marred with controversies ranging from unending court cases, polygamy, young wives and divorces.
The highlight of it was in 2016 when the defacto Men’s Conference chairman divorced his wife Josephine Jepkoech after 51 years of marriage.
Before the dust settled, a photo of Mzee Kibor seated on a dummy dinosaur while holding a young woman surfaced.
The woman would then be Eunita Kibor, the astute businessman’s fourth wife.
Speaking on Friday, April 1, during Kibor’s burial at his Kabenes farm in Uasin Gishu, Eunita reminisced how she fell in love with him after he had pursued her for a long time.
The lady disclosed that she first met Kibor at his home when she came to take care of his ailing eldest brother the late Arap Lagat.
During the stay, Eunita said the octogenarian kept on telling her that she was a nice lady and wished she would be married to one of his sons.
“We came to Kibor’s home to work as house helps by taking care of his ailing brother. Each time he could see me, he could tell me that I am his young daughter and he always wished that I could get married to one of his sons,” said Eunita.
After the death of Lagat, the woman told the gathering that Kibor started pursuing her asking for her hand in marriage. She said the deceased went ahead to purchase a five-acre piece of land for her family as they were squatters then.
Eunita said she dismissed Kibor’s intentions to marry her as she feared being used and dumped as is the case with most rich old men who are pursuing young girls.
“I was quick to brush off because I had heard of the rich old men who used to seek girls and later dump them, in fact, I told him that he was not trustworthy before running away to my grandfather’s home,” she added.
However, Kibor did not give up. He then followed her to her grandfather’s place seeking his blessings to marry her.
Later, the lady secured a job as a secretary and her grandfather informed Kibor of her whereabouts.
The businessman then visited her at her working place and cautioned her that he would go to Mombasa and squander all his wealth if she denied his marriage proposal.
Eunita recounted that Kibor then gave her his briefcase and went to a nearby shop where he bought her a Siemens phone to aid their communication.
Through the phone, the lady said she gave Kibor the direction to the house she had rested in Pioneer estate.
“He called in the morning and I directed him to the house thinking he was coming for his briefcase. Interestingly, he told me that I will stay with the briefcase so that I do not run away from him. Seeing how serious he was, I made a request to him to ensure that I would be married to him in a legal way with a ring and after a few days, we tied the knot in front of the Attorney General’s office,” she added.
The duo later married in 2002 at the Attorney General’s office.
They were blessed with five children.
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