Valentine’s Day came and it’s over, but not without leaving scars on some lovers.
A young couple is “nursing love injuries” after causing a drama in a matatu plying the Nairobi CBD-Embakasi route on Monday, February 14, after clashing over Valentine’s Day expectations.
The lovers who were seated next to each other started quarreling over Day’s expectations.
The woman told the man that he’d failed to buy her a gift that she’d wanted for long.
“It’s Valentine’s Day, and you’re still giving me excuses. What kind of a man are you? You can’t treat me well the way other men treat their partners,” the woman told her lover.
Other passengers’ attempts to bring the two together failed, and the argument devolved into a shouting match.
“I am not happy in this relationship, and I won’t continue being silent about it,” the woman said.
The man, in his defense, said the woman was being “inconsiderate, gullible, and easy to succumb to peer pressure.”
According to him, he did not have the funds to treat the woman “like a queen”.
The two were apparently meeting for the first time on Valentine’s Day after spending months apart.
The man compared the woman’s demands to the terms and conditions that commercial sex workers impose on their customers. These comments sparked outrage among female passengers, who demanded an apology from the man.
The man alighted from the matatu, leaving his lover behind, after refusing to apologize.
“He (partner) had stayed away from home for several months. He came back recently so that we celebrate Valentine’s Day together. However, he’s refused to spend even a single coin on me today,” the woman told other passengers.
According to her, the man wasn’t her husband, but “just a longtime boyfriend”.
Meanwhile, are you among the victims of unfulfilled Valentine’s promises “ama ata maua hukuona?”