Moi ally files for divorce of his wife of 51 years
Jackson Kibor, a once powerful, Kanu bigwig and close confidant of former President Daniel arap Moi has filed a divorce case against his second wife at an Eldoret court whom he married in 1965.
Mr Kibor, who is remains respected for his political and financial wealth among the Kalenjin community filed for divorce at an Eldoret court and accused his wife Josephine Jepkoech Kibor, of desertion, cruelty and interfering with his ownership of an 800-acre piece of land in Kipkabus, Uasin Gishu County.
In the lawsuit, the prominent Eldoret politician-cum-farmer is seeking to end his 51-year marriage to his second wife with whom has has 6 children.
Mr Kibor told Senior Principal Magistrate Charles Obulutsa on Friday that he has not spent time with his wife for more than 30 years and as such he seeking to nullify the marriage.
In her defense Mrs Kibor dismissed the allegations saying she has been committed to their marriage of 51 years having invested her time and resources.
She further told the court that her husband left their matrimonial home in Kipkabus area in 1975 voluntarily in preference to living with his third wife, Naomi Kibor, in Ziwa area.
The matter between the two is centered around a row over their co-owned 800 acre piece of land in their matrimonial home of Kipkabus.
In her defense, she said that Mr Kibor filed the divorce case after she thwarted his attempt to sell over 200 acres of land when she moved to court.
She told the court that following her actions, her husband threatened to divorce her officially should she not consent to the sale of the property.
Mr Kibor has been embroiled in a land dispute with his immediate family members and in May 2016 moved to court to bar the transfer of the land to his sons despite having subdivided it to them.
Mr Kibor has also in the past accused his sons of fraudulently subdividing his land and processing ownership for 1,547 acres of land without his consent.
In politics he is known to have been a close ally of former President Moi. During the last General Election, he is on record for advising the Kalenjin community to ditch the Jubilee coalition and rally behind Cord leader Raila Odinga.
Recently, he caused a stir in public and social circles when he was captured in a video cutting off chains that county officials had used to clamp his Lexus for not paying Sh 100 parking fee.
He had packed his car right in the middle of Uganda road, which is the only highway to and from Eldoret town.