A Sh20 million jackpot winner sent away his estranged wife who returned to him after she heard of his luck.
Mr Joseph Onywera, the Sh20 million jackpot winner, 62 years old and a farmer in Kapiyo in Kano, Kisumu county who won the jackpot early June from Betway Company chased his wife after she returned back to share his fortune.
Onywera was a gambling addict who has been living with his son. His wife, Ms Anyango is reported to have left him in the cold following disagreement over money back in 2010.
“I saw her come into my compound and I wondered. She had told me to my face that she would only return after I die. So I told her to go away since I am still alive,” said Mr Onywera.
Anyango is said to have came knocking hardly a month after Onywera was awarded the Sh20 million after correctly predicting 13 matches for the jackpot.
The Arsenal and Gor Mahia fan believes the woman, who is said to be married to a Tanzanian in Isebania, must have come back just because fortune had knocked at his door.
“Ever since she left, several incidences have happened that would attract her attention. My mother died but she did not turn up for her burial. My father also died and I had an accident, but she did not bother to check on us,” said the composed gambler.
He is looking forward to marrying another woman, who he said, stuck with him during his days of hardship.
“I am a humble rice and tomato farmer. A certain woman who respected and loved me when all I had was farming will be the one to live with me in this permanent house,” he said with a tone of finality.
Visiting his newly fenced off and gated compound, over 10 construction workers are busy, some putting up a three bed-roomed house while others are constructing pit latrines.
The mud walled house from where he spoke to Nation was also freshly built to keep him from the old one whose walls had begun to fall off.