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Prominent businessman Jackson Kibor consults with his lawyers Mark Waziri and Richard Warigi (right), after attending a court proceeding over a divorce case between Kibor and his wife Josphine Kibor. They protested over numerous adjournment of their case. 07.07.2017. [PHOTOS: PETER OCHIENG/STANDARD].

A magistrate’s court in Eldoret has granted another divorce to 85-year-old farmer Jackson Kibor.

Yesterday, Mr Kibor was allowed to part ways with his third wife, Naomi Jeptoo Kibor, after the court found their marriage to have irretrievably broken down.
The magistrate also found that the two parties were unwilling to resolve their differences amicably.
Kibor divorced his second wifeJosphine Jepkoech in October last year. His first wife died.

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Kibor and Naomi had been married for 43 years.
Immediately after the ruling, Kibor declared he would now “add weight” after the mother of his six sons was “removed from” his life.
“I’m happy the court has removed this woman from my life. I will now add weight. Life will be good. She even used to pinch me,” said Kibor.
In March, Kibor filed a divorce case claiming Naomi, 62, was cruel, hostile and had denied him his conjugal rights.
Deserting home

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He also accused Naomi, together with their six children, of deserting their matrimonial home.
Kibor told court he was living in fear of his wife and children, one of whom, he said, had threatened him with a machete in a dispute over land.
The land dispute had seen Kibor draw his gun and threatened to shoot the son who, he alleged, attacked him.
Kibor said he faced threats and was always subjected to mental anguish. He accused his wife of erecting a gate at their home to deny him access.
Naomi denied the claims at the court. She said it was Kibor who chose to stay away from their matrimonial home.

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Keeping animals away
She said the gate Kibor had alluded to was set up to keep away animals, not her husband.
In her ruling, principal magistrate Naomi Wairimu noted the marriage between the two was no longer tenable.
“The court cannot keep the parties together in the circumstances since doing so is to play with the matter in a manner that is completely contrary to the needs of real life and such false unity could only serve to further oppress. I would therefore allow the prayer for dissolution of marriage,” she said.
With the verdict, Kibor now remains with his youngest wife, Eunita Kibor.

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Kibor and Naomi married in 1975, under the Nandi customary law.
Kibor claimed after they married, Naomi changed and became intolerant, hostile and mistreated him.

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