First was a sensational divorce on Tuesday from Uasin Gishu politician and farmer Jackson Kibor. Then a fire that very night that destroyed her son’s property worth over Sh1.5 million.
But Ms Naomy Cheptoo Kibor, speaking to the Nation on Wednesday, was resolute.
She said she would not appeal the divorce ruling but added that Mr Kibor should leave her at their matrimonial home.
“In my life, I have never seen any divorce appeal succeed in Kenya; hence I will not appeal. Mzee should just give me peace by leaving me alone in this matrimonial home. He should not attempt to chase me away from this home,” she said tearfully.
She and Mr Kibor had been married for 43 years.
The Tuesday night fire affected mainly a granary with over 4,000 bales of hay belonging to Mr Elkanah Kipleting Kibor — her fourth born.
A security guard employed by Mr Kipleting sustained minor burns. He had been sleeping in the granary ever since he noticed suspicious activities in the compound.
Confirming the incident, Eldoret West police boss Zachariah Bitok said they had launched investigations, adding that they would treat the case as arson.
Mr Kibor hit the limelight when he divorced his second wife, Ms Josephine Jepkoech, in October last year.
Ms Jepkoech has, however, filed an appeal against the divorce.