Controversial Uasin Gishu veteran politician Jackson Kibor on Thursday said he wants to divorce his wife of 51 years so he could live longer.

Mr Kibor, 83, who is seeking to divorce his second wife, Josephine Jepkoech Kibor, said he believed he would live longer if he was granted the divorce.

“I don’t want this woman. I will live longer without her. She has subjected me to a lot of pain and psychological torture,” Mr Kibor told Eldoret Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa when the hearing of the divorce case resumed.

Mr Kibor, who has three other wives, told the court that on one occasion, Josephine attacked him with a huge stone when he went to visit her at their Kipkabus home.

The two married in 1965 and have seven children.

Ms Kibor has, however, contested the divorce, saying she loved him and was not interested in leaving him.

She said she screamed in court last year when the case began to demonstrate her love for him.

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She made the remarks when she was responding to inquiries by Mr Kibor’s lawyer, Amos Magut, who wanted to know why she screamed in court during the previous hearing of the matter.

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