Muthama's Ex-wife Whom Uhuru Handpicked for Pet Project

  • Agnes Kavindu Muthama was one of the members of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) team that made its way across the country to collect opinions and compile a report that was presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, November 26 at State House, Nairobi.

    Unknown to Many Kavindu is the estranged wife to former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama with whom they have 11 children, eight girls and three boys.

    The two have been at loggerheads for years and according to the Daily Nation of Thursday, May 18, 2017, they had been married to each other and divorced twice.

    But her appointment to the BBI team was not the first time that Kavinidu hit the news cycle. During the 2017 General Election, she vied for the Machakos Woman Representative seat on a Jubilee ticket, despite Muthama being a member of NASA .

    agnes kavindu after clinching the jubilee ticket for machakos woman rep

    Muthama and Kavindu were first married in 1978 but she later divorced him in 1983, citing cruelty. She was given custody of the children but the politician was tasked with supporting them.

    The couple would again reunite in 1996 after years of separation. 

    Their second divorce is in court, where she is fighting to prove her entitlement to half of the controversial politician’s fortune.

    In October 2014, when she hit the headlines, accusing her husband of mistreating her, she also claimed that he cheated on her while she had travelled abroad for work.

    Kavindu further claimed that the former senator had secretly married a second wife who bore him six daughters before he divorced her too, an accusation Muthama took pride in.

    Despite all the drama, Kavindu is popularly known as Pastor Agnes and does her missionary work in her home town of Maua, Machakos, where she is a staunch member of the Kyemutheke A.I.C Church.

    Agnes Kavindu Mutham, to the right of Busia Senator Amos wako in an Orange dress during the presentetion of the report to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi On November 26