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Monday, January 10, 2011

Money: A curious case of Njiru's Sammy

We continue talking about money. Today the topic was about whether a woman is justified in taking half a man's money when they divorce. And on the spotlight was one case of Olympian magnitude involving Sammy wa (belonging to) Njiru that has been taking us for a marathon.

My Human Opinion

This is one of those situations where you don't really know what's going on. Only the (running) shoe wearer knows where, why and how much it pinches. But from sources close by, it seems that this situation Sammy finds himself in was inevitable. Anyway, that is not for this forum.

For those who don't know, Sammy, who belongs to Njiru, has been experiencing Tigerish nightmares that should have been kept away from the press. But since he is the current Olympic marathon champion some how we get to know about his domestics.

Anyway, I shall not repeat his story here. All I can say is that he should sort his problems away from the spotlight. And a special note to Teresiah/Tereza/Teresa (there are so many versions of her name floating around), problems with a mother-in-law is not anything new. Learn to deal with such problems and not run away. Guard your boma. However, if it's about the money (like most are saying), I rest my case.

Now, back to the question whether a woman is justified in taking half a man's money. The simple answer is yes.

Does Sammy wa Njiru remember what he said when he gave Teresiah the ring. I don't know but he must have said something along these lines.
I give you this ring as a symbol of my love; and with all that I am and all that I have, I honor you, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Enough said.

My Biblical Opinion

God hates divorce. Why? Because divorce simply means violence. What do I mean? When a man and a woman marry they become one flesh.
Genesis 2:23-24
23 The man said,
   “This is now bone of my bones
   and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
   for she was taken out of man.”
 24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
So, can you guess what happens when you tear apart 'one flesh'? It's not pretty. And it's not painless.
Malachi 2:16
 “I hate divorce,” says the LORD, the God of Israel, “because the man who divorces his wife covers his garment with violence,”
Divorce most certainly leads to adultery, another thing that God really hates. See what Jesus says in Matthew.
Matthew 5: 31-32
    31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce. 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Finally, we pray and hope that Sammy does sort his issues, and that he doesn't 'teleza' in his future endeavors.


simon gachoka said...


Classic 105 Reviews said...

Thanks for your comment. You are right and you are wrong. i.e.

Technically 'wa' means 'of' e.g. 'wa njohi' meaning 'of beer' etc However, in naming convention, John Wanjohi would be John of Wanjohi though it's technically John wa njohi.