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Senator Kabaka: Cheating hubby, hot mpango, Blue pills & makali…equals heart attack!

Most victims are older men after excessive food and alcohol with a younger woman in unfamiliar surroundings

Fatal attraction: Esther Nthenya, is a 50 year old widow. She teaches Kiswahili by day, and runs a popular club in Wote, Makueni County, by night. She was out on a date with Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka when he collapsed in their room. She has since been released on cash bail. Forbes magazine notes in its February 2012 issue that, while lungula is good for the heart, more men die of heart attacks but not when ‘bending the petticoat’ of their wives.

By Shifa Mwihaki

Feature writer/Essayist

It was not the first time the late shadowy Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka, a man with two breathing wives- but now fighting for his life at the ICU- was driving himself for a date to Kilimani, Nairobi-minus bodyguards.

His squeeze, high school deputy principal, Esther Nthenya Muli, was a regular at 3Dee Apartments on Elgeyo Marakwet Road. She was to be charged with attempted murder after Kabaka convulsed and began vomiting inside Room 306 where they had a room service of food and drinks last Thursday.

Nthenya, the Senator’s former school mate, has since been released from Kilimani Police on a cash bail after medical reports ruled out possible poisoning.

Kabaka is not the first politician to endanger his life in similar circumstances. Some unfortunate adventurous are currently Six Feet Under

The graduate: Senator Kabaka with Vascoline Kabaka, one of his two wives. Vascoline had just graduated in counselling psychology in 2019. Kabaka has also chewed books if his three Masters degrees and PhD in Finance Law are any yardsticks. Research shows that ‘while cardiac arrests during lungula were rare, when they happened, a cheating husband was invariably the victim.’

 Kabaka, a lawyer, had two wives Jennifer and Vascoline Kabaka- a trained counselor. Jennifer had termed him a “gentleman of high moral standing.” Kabaka settled early in life. He cleared Form Six and in the one year pre-university students went for the then mandatory military like training at the National Youth Service (NYS) along Thika Road, he was already married and shortly, saddled with parental responsibilities.

Kabaka is not the first politician to endanger his life in similar circumstances

The NYS year and the ensuing ones as he earned a law degree were very financially draining. He was always stressed. But Kabaka had the ‘Boom,’ that pocket money comrades received from the government before it was withdrawn. University borders were given Sh5, 000. Day bags got Sh10, 000. Besides his young family, Kabaka had his siblings on his back as well. So, he opted to be a day scholar to get Sh10, 000. The dough came to his rescue as he juggled a young family and Law School, but was still not enough.

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So, unknown to the Dean of Students, Kabaka holed up with a fellow Kamba student who had a room with an extra bed but without mattress. He slept on the wire mesh for a while before affording a mattress with the next ‘Boom.’ Being a day scholar meant he had no meal cards and playing cat and mouse with campus kitchen staff became routine.

Dog day afternoon: Senator Kabaka had tried his hand in politics countless times, but never succeeded until the 2017 elections when Lady luck smiled at him. Not many Kenyans could have picked him out in a crowd of three… until he collapsed in the arms of a woman who was not his wife.

But within five years after graduation, Kabaka was a regular patron in Buruburu estate, which in the early 1990s was many a reveler’s paradise. He danced the night away in night spots, his Land Rover Discovery packed outside, a sign of upward mobility. Unlike most politicians he was rarely surrounded by assorted sidekicks. He didn’t blanket himself with many friends either.

Kabaka is not the first politician to endanger his life in similar circumstances.

Some unfortunate adventurous are currently Six Feet Under: Otieno Kajwang’, Homabay Senator, Achiya Echakara, MP for Busia North, Tony Ndilige, MP for Kilome, Murugu Kinuthia, PS for Youth Affairs and Sports. They all died under different circumstances; Kajwang overdosed on sex pills. Echakara succumbed to assault inside his Pick-Up in the company of a married Ugandan woman, margaret Musungu, outside the Carnivore Restaurant. Ndilinge was shot dead. So was Kinuthia. 

Kabaka and Kajwang are stuck reminders that away matches can have a man ‘biting cotton’

King of queens: Homabay Senator Otieno Kajwang died in November 19, 2014. Pathology reports showed he died of viagra which triggered a heart attack. His family had said he died in the family home in in Runda, but it didn’t make sense why he died at Mater Hospital, many kilometres and other hospitals away. The truth is, Mater was closer to his squeeze who lived in South B.

All had one common denominator: another woman, a mpango, suspicions of aligning belly buttons.

The cases of Kabaka and Kajwang are stuck reminders that away matches, sometimes starring enhanced horsepower capsules, can have a man ‘biting cotton’ and thus accelerating appointment with St Peter.

The wider your waist line is, the less testosterone you have and consequently, the less sexual power

Jackson Kimotho, a male sexual health specialist at Asili Herbal Clinic in Nairobi explains that research from 4000 men revealed that “four to 11 minutes were enough.” Beyond that, and trying to prove one’s virility with a young hot blood can be fatal, especially for men with underlaying medical conditions touching on the heart.

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Kimotho adds that some men are driven to last long in bed depending on how much money they splashed on their squeeze but for the majority, proving stud status is purely out of male ego. “The sexual power of a man is determined by the testosterone level,” adds Kimotho. “The wider your waist line is, the less testosterone you have and consequently, the less sexual power.” 

Body of evidence: Tony Ndilinge, the Kilome MP was shot twice in the head in Githurai Nairobi in August 2001. His car, a Pajero went missing, but Sh25, 000 in cash and Sh57, 000 in checks were not stolen. Police advanced several theories, including that he was involved in a relationship with someone else’s girlfriend. He had reportedly picked up a woman at a bar along Thika Road.

Forbes magazine notes in its February 2012 issue that, while lungula is good for the heart, more men die of heart attacks but not when ‘bending the petticoat’ of their wives.  Heart attack victims are mostly “older men cheating with their wives with younger women in unfamiliar surroundings,” writes Mathew Harper quoting a research by cardiologists Marc Gillinov and Steve Nissen from their book, Heart 411.

Married women politicians are rarely hospitalized from hotel rooms, hitting the sack

Dangerous liaisons: Margaret Wambui Njoroge was arrested alongside Joakim Kagema and charged for the murder of Tony Ndilinge. They were later released for lack of evidence.

The heart and lungula have a mutual connection which can turn fatal: Majority of cases, 75 percent, who died of heart attacks during coitus were men with younger women and mostly “after excessive food and consumption of alcohol,” according to findings by the American Heart Association. Nissen added that, while cardiac arrests during lungula were rare, when they happened, a cheating husband was invariably the victim.

If you agree she be home by 7pm, she will schedule her illicit affairs during the day

An affair to die for: Married women politicians are rarely hospitalized from hotel rooms, hitting the sack. They are never killed even when caught in the arms of another man: Prof Wangari Maathai, later Tetu MP and Gladys Boss Shollei, Uasin Gishu Woman Rep (above), were divorced by their husbands Mwangi Mathai and Sammy Shollei, respectively when their marriages went south. Prof Maathai died of ovarian cancer. Gladys is still alive and kicking.

Men are mostly the ones easily caught pants down cheating. Not so women, unless they want to end an affair, relationship, marriage. The late sociologist Ken Ouko explained that “it’s very hard to catch your unfaithful wife. If you agree she be home by 7pm, she will schedule her illicit affairs during the day.”

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Men, offered Ouko, are easily caught as they lack “sharp intuitive senses.” It is worse for politicians, Alpha Males with money that attracts women and power with which they take careless liberties.

Boniface Mutinda Kabaka was buried at his Masinga home in Machakos County on December 21, 2020.

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