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Love in Parliament: Two MPs tie the knot



By Wanja Waweru

In Kenya’s Parliament, where two of the elected members are married, love is in the air for the first time. Eric wa Mumbi, a Mathira MP, and Betty Maina, a Murang’a Woman representative, are planning a wedding.

Although they presently share a home informally, Cupid’s arrow hit earlier.

On behalf of Ms. Maina’s team in Murang’a, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro will serve as host, while Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua will lead an entourage from Mathira in a bride price negotiation.

“We have now decided to live together as husband and wife and Mr Gachagua will be my chief negotiator when Mathira meets Murang’a for the takeover of her daughter.”

The first-time MP says he met Ms Maina in 2021 and “I discovered that she had everything I wanted in a wife”.

He claims that when they began dating, they realized they were meant to be together during the exhausting campaigning leading up to the general election on August 9.

“Our clean, beautiful, and smart girl,” as Mr. Nyoro refers to Ms. Maina, “must be willing to spend time with me as caretaker, our clergy, elders, and Murang’a in general.” Mr. Wa Mumbi will not accept Ms. Maina on a free basis.

Each of the lovers has suffered setbacks in the past, with Mr. Wa Mumbi’s situation being the most serious.

In 2015, he wed Catherine Nyambura, and the union produced two boys. Tragically, on May 25, 2020, her body was pulled from Hohwe Dam.

It was a mysterious death, described even by pathologists as complex, and Mr Wa Mumbi was questioned during investigations, which eventually fizzled out.

At the time, Mr Wa Mumbi was the Konyu ward representative in Nyeri.

“My wife was the best thing that ever happened to me. She valued family more than anything else in the world. Her death has left a huge void in my life and that of our two sons,” he posted on Facebook at the time.

Ms Maina revealed that she came out of an incompatible marriage. She also has two children.

In a recent interview with Jeff Kuria TV, she said the marriage failed because she got into it when she was young and naive.

She said: “We were both young, and I am sure if it was today, there are things we would have done better. It could be that we were both impatient for things to work out … Even though we have parted ways, he remains my friend, I would be there to defend and support him if bad news came his way.”

Both Mr Wa Mumbi and Ms Maina have one thing in common, says former Gatanga MP Nduati Ngugi, “raw courage as they pursue their goals with ruthless tenacity”.

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Mercy Kyallo’s mystery lover dishes on steamy romance



Mercy Kyallo, the younger sister to Betty Kyallo, has been spotted with Robert, a bearded man.

Robby, as he is affectionately known, has now clarified how he met Mercy Kyallo, a well-known reality celebrity.

The bearded businessman stated in an exclusive interview with Nairobi News that they met through a mutual acquaintance named Betty Kyallo, who also happened to be Robby’s client.

Robby opened out about Mercy and his relationship, expressing dedication to their partnership.

He stated, “Right now my whole focus is on one person and that person is Mercy. I don’t care about the background noise, the hype or her fame.

My only mission is to support her in any way I can. She is the woman I have been looking for.”

When questioned about the attention that comes with dating a famous person like Mercy, Robby acknowledged that he might not be quite ready for it.

He was open to anything that could come their way, though.

He emphasized that his treatment of Mercy comes before how other people view her.

Robby shared that he and Mercy have been friends for more than a year and a half in their reflection on their relationship.

Their relationship began as a result of Betty Kyallo, Mercy’s sister, who was involved in their introduction.

Robby preferred, as a businessman, to let Mercy speak for herself before disclosing further information about their relationship.

He acknowledged that he was afraid of being judged.

When asked about an engagement between him and Mercy, Robby playfully replied:

“I plead the fifth.”

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Comedian Auntie Jemimah: Why I don’t want to get married



By Wanja Waweru

Auntie Jemima, a comedian, recently discussed why she doesn’t feel pressure to get married, citing personal independence as one of the primary reasons.

She was open and honest about her opinions on marriage and how it might impede her personal development and goals in an interview with Cate Rira for the POV podcast.

Auntie Jemima feels that getting married could put off her pursuit of a variety of personal objectives and desires that she has yet to realize.

“I am not afraid of marriage. But there are some things I need to do before I decide whether I want it or not. If I don’t achieve them, that’s fine. I am open to that possibility.

Auntie Jemima continued by saying that she had decided against getting married as a result of her prior partnerships’ experiences.

She has long preferred living independently, therefore she finds it difficult to get used to the concept of living with someone else. Even accommodating her nanny required modifications, which was a big departure for her.

Auntie Jemima’s great desire for independence and the ability to make choices without feeling bound is one of the major variables affecting her attitude.

She emphasised: “I want to live where I want and make decisions the way I want without being hindered.

She remarked, “I firmly believe that if a woman gets married before she achieves certain things, it can and probably will hinder her progress.”

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Size 8 speaks about desire to get another baby and regrets in life



By Wanja Waweru

Size 8, a former gospel singer who is now a pastor, has expressed her desire to have a third kid. The mother of two stated in an exclusive interview with Nairobi News that she plans to add to her family in the near future by having another child.

“For now, we will patiently wait upon the Lord’s timing. Currently, it’s not the right time, but perhaps in the coming years,” Size 8 said.

The performer has had four close calls with death while pregnant, unfortunately losing two of her children before they could develop to full term.

The mother of two also disclosed that she would soon be making a comeback in the music business.

“My husband, (DJ MO) is pressuring me to go back to music and so, soon I will be releasing a new soon,” she said.

Size 8 also shared her profound regrets when it comes to her music career.

“I regret following the hype since it amounts to nothing, especially when confronted with real issues. And money, no matter how much, cannot save you.”

Size 8 realized that not everyone has had the same difficulties she has by drawing from her own particular life experiences. She emphasized, however, that for her, being alive is what mattered most.

“As long as I am alive, that is all I need,” she affirmed.

She understood that people who buy into the hype are simply enjoying that stage, but respectfully refrained from pronouncing judgment.

Size 8 continued by stating that a substantial transformation was necessary on the road to authenticity.

“I had to let go of seeking validation through the ‘like’ and ‘view’ button on social media,” she admitted.

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