I am Looking for a Wife!


Have you slept hungry, not because you don’t have food in the house, but because cooking sucks, especially when you know you will eat it alone? Have you then tried to sleep in a cold bed (in Limuru), alone, and still hungry? Have you woken up at 1:00 pm every Saturday, hyper hungry and stayed indoors till Sunday evening without speaking to anyone? Makes the mouth stink. Has Monday ever reached without you doing the laundry for the week because you had no one to wash for you, or at least motivate you?

 Unkempt bed. Unmade shirt collar. Toothpaste smudge on your trousers. Books and newspapers all over the table. Unwashed dishes. Lost socks. Unholy weekends. Growling belly. Loneliness.

I need to get married. Now. Yesterday! I need a wife.

 I recently posted a pic of my “engagement” on Instagram and Facebook. I captioned it with the sweet awww things we love hearing on wedding shows, and down there, gave a disclaimer, this was a joke, and I wasn’t getting married to Keziah! It was a photography moment. Pictures being worth a thousand words, people only saw me kneeling, holding her finger ring, and Keziah doing her “Oh my God! Oh my God, YES!” That’s all they saw. The comments were hilarious. People were actually happy I was getting married. So happy they couldn’t read the entire post. I got prayers of blessings, offers for soup with my lady, congratulations to the beautiful couple(am I beautiful?) etc etc… And lots of disappointment from the ones that read the entire post. I got some curse words.It was a good laugh.

 But then, after all these jokes, I am here thinking. Does the society actually want me to get married? Does it look that bad? Do I look that lonely, unkempt, in need for love? Or what were you all showing me?

I think you are right. I am now looking for a wife.

 I want a beautiful wife. I want heads to turn when she gets into a room. I want men to oggle at her, and random women to stop and bow when she passes. Granted, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and I have my definition of beauty-which make my ideal for wife and angel, by the way, but I wanted her to be beautiful from inside out.  I have dated hot girls who ended up to be quite ugly when we broke up. Personality plays into attractiveness big time. I am not interested in a socialite. I will be seeing them on my Facebook, but never waking up next to any.

 I want a wife that can cook. Do you know how frustrating it is when one of my day scholars comes over and sits down the entire weekend for me to cook for her? Do you know how it lights my heart when a woman gets in the kitched and cooks for me and serves me? My heart softens into a sponge of love. Maybe that’s why my mother is up there in my love rankings. That’s the absolute window to my heart. Good food. Lots of food. Variety of food. My wife’s target? To get me a prestigious tummy within three days after our wedding!

 I want a wife who does laundry. There is nothing as sexy as a woman bent over, lesso around her waist, washing clothes and whistling. Now, that’s a turn on. And because I don’t want to break vows by being turned on by a mama fua, my wife has to do laundry. You don’t want the housegirl washing our towel, do you? Or a random mama being paid to wash our bed sheets. It is not right! I wouldn’t want our glory literally hung around other people. And it is disrespectful to the other woman!

 My mother vs my wife

I want a woman who understands, and accepts, that I will have one mother only, ever. I have heard of divorces, but I haven’t heard of estrangement between sons and mothers. My wife has to love and get along with my mother. Granted, there are mother in laws who become hell, in movies, but I know my mother is the coolest woman around. She never fights. She has given me liberty to make my own decisions since I was a kid and she gets along with everybody. She would make tea for my girlfriends back in the days. And I know she will love my wife like she loves me. I therefore do not expect my wife not to have a mother-daughter relationship with my mother. I wouldn’t want to be in the “choose between me and your mother” situation. I will choose my mother.

 I want a wife who is as good in bed as she is in the tableroom and in the kitchen and the bathroom. By this, I don’t entirely mean conjugally. (See what I did there?). I want a wife who keeps the bedroom homely, the table room exquisite and the kitchen hygienic. In a nutshell, cleanliness is key. I know I am careless and all, and I will leave a cup wherever I finish my tea, even on the floor…and this is one of the reasons I am looking for a wife- to manage my cleanliness. To remind me to pick up the sock from the door. To convert my bathroom into a place of peace from the kanju toilet it is now.

nerd wife
I want a geek wife.
Source: IndiaPictures

I am looking for a geek wife. A wife that will play PlayStation with me, a wife that knows a thing or two about computers, a wife I can call from overseas to send me a file in my Linux without having to send an IT fisi to my house.  I want a wife who loves gadgets like I do. Only she will understand that I am not wasting money when I buy a game, or the newest iPod. She doesn’t have to be a glasses-wearing-creepy Big Bang theory nerd. Just the basics.

 A Manager for my Money

I want a wife that actually goes out and earns a salary. I don’t want my wife to be a housewife. I want her to afford her own hair and basic things in the house. She doesn’t have to ask me for salt. I heard in some quarters that Meru men leave Sh. 200 every morning for food in the house, and come late at night with bread. My wife will be worth much more than 200 bob. She will be worth a round salary. She can earn more than me, or very little, isorait, but I want an independent wife. African chauvinists reading this will disagree.

 Speaking of salary, I want a wife who can manage my money. If I will still be employed, she should be in charge of my payslip. If I will be in business, she should handle my balance sheet. I am not saying she will, but I want us to be an open family. No secrets. It is our money, right? I wouldn’t want mismanagement in any quarters.

 Sex isn’t everything in a relationship, but it is very important. People get married for sex, by the way. Kids? Sex. Glowy days? Sex. My wife and I will make magic. That’s all for now.

No excuses for what I have in mind
Pic: AngeliaAngel

Finally, forget what they say about love. I want my wife to love me just enough to be loyal to me, not to be obsessed with me. Research shows that, 67% of suicide occurs due to love related reasons. I don’t want my wife to love me too much. She should leave some love for our kids, our parents, and most importantly, for herself. I want 50% + 1 of her love. Not 100%.

I don’t want an extremely jealous wife. My wife has to understand that I have very close girl friends, and when, say, Winnie or Annred buzz me for some jiggle, she should treat them like my mboys, because that’s who they are. And, that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be protective of me. She should show me I am important. And yes, I won’t mind much when she goes out with her girlfriends, but once in a while.

 I will be very faithful to my wife. Loyal. She will be my queen, literally. I’ll rather steal than let her sleep hungry. I will mind her and give her many, many children. We will fill the earth, me and my wife. We will be wealthy, and we will be a reference to the society. They will all want to be “like the Mwenda’s” Say Amen.

 Are you there?


Main Pic: My man, Gerrishon and his wife, Polline. That’s where I bounce when hunger strikes at night. If I were to have a personal photographer, it would be him. Check out his works.


56 Comments I am Looking for a Wife!

  1. Justus Nyambane September 4, 2015 at 10:25 am

    A great story well written,put it into practice.Public Opinion court will charge you some day!Hahaha……

  2. Anonymous September 4, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Are you looking for a wife or a computer program…..anyway its non of my business

  3. FrankMwenda September 5, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Thanks for reading, Justus. I will charge the Opinion Court that day instead. Haha

  4. FrankMwenda September 5, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Okay, Mr. Anonymous. It can be developed..no? 🙂

  5. Anonymous September 5, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Good piece of article. Great choice of words.

  6. Makena M September 5, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Amen! Like the Mwenda's ☺
    Great choice of words ��
    I like every bit of it but i think you should have added a wife that loves God

  7. Anonymous September 5, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Wow…nys.may God grant you your heart desires..and may you find favour in him.

  8. Day September 6, 2015 at 1:11 am

    The loneliness part I understand, all the best in finding her. God's speed.

  9. Unknown September 9, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    You write very well Mwenda. You have one more follower in me…and yes, you should get married soon!


  10. handsome makobu February 3, 2016 at 3:34 am

    To anonymous above, the word is NONE not non!!

    1. Frank Kenyan June 24, 2016 at 5:44 am

      Hehe. The situation ain’t all thaaat. Especially with the cold. 🙂

  11. Mercy Baiyenia June 23, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I like this.. Hope she will be a friend too!

  12. Faith Muriki June 23, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Wooow….may this come to pass….very nice piece right there….

  13. Fridah Sheshe Maore June 24, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Nice article…but i hav a question…Will it be okey wen this wife also goes out with her boyfrnds as u wil b going out with kina winnie occasionally?She has boyfrnds too

    1. Frank Kenyan June 24, 2016 at 7:24 am

      That is okay. But I have to know the Kimanis. They have to be gay. Lol

    1. Frank Kenyan June 24, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Wapi na naumia baridi? Wewe si mke mwema

    2. Virginia Wamucii June 24, 2016 at 8:12 am

      Nakwambia hii baridi inataka watu wawili. Moja wa kupika chai na mwingine wa kuendea mkate 🙂

  14. Evan June 24, 2016 at 9:34 am

    nice read ..may it be thatway in Jesus name

  15. Fridah Sheshe Maore June 24, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Ama inaweza kuwa hyo rib yako kuna mtu alipika nayo soup???hahaha

    1. Frank Kenyan June 25, 2016 at 7:33 am

      Nimenunua binoculars na kakitu. 🙂

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    1. Frank Kenyan July 7, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      Yeeaah… I got the perfect wife. 🙂

    2. Fridah Sheshe Maore July 7, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      God answers prayers…What u prayed for he gave u…Happy for u calif…

    1. Frank Kenyan July 8, 2017 at 4:44 am

      He is… The Lord is a Faithful God.


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