A number of female personalities in the Kenyan public space, have taken up the role of parenting by themselves for a better part of their lives, some their biological children, others adopted.
Well-known public figures who either got divorced, gave up on marriage life or just had what many would term ‘deadbeat’ baby daddies. That is my list.
Regardless of the spaces they work in, their professions, their choice of industry or even their age. Let’s dive right in.
1. DJ Pierra
The curvy disc jockey realized she was expectant in 2016, soon after partying ways with the father to her daughter who had already started dating someone else. As her daughter recently turned 4, Pierra Makena clarified that she doesn’t regret becoming a single mother.
2. Anne Kiguta
The celebrated K24 journalist is a mother of twins whom she bore with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nephew, Jomo Gecaga, before he moved on with sassy TV girl, Lola Hannigan in 2017, who recently welcomed their first child together. As we speak, Ms Kiguta is all about bringing up her 3 boys.
3. Brenda Wairimu
The adorable light-skinned actress bore a child with popular artist, Juliani before partying ways and getting linked to actor Ephy Saint. Named Amor Njeri, recently turned 5 years of age but Juliani has since moved on.
4. Tanasha Donna
A lot has been said around this barely 25-year old singer and single mother who recently exposed Tanzanian baby daddy, Diamond Platnumz for neglecting their son but either way, she clarified she was not going to force him to support their son.
5. Caroline Mutoko
The seasoned Kenyan media personality has a 3-year old son and opted to adopt a daughter, Theodora Nduku in 2011 when she was 8 months old, who is as good a complete replica of her, now all grown and beautiful. Caroline has taken up the journey of single motherhood, and judging from her age, she might keep on with the trend.
6. Victoria Rubadiri
A 34-year old Vicky bore her daughter at the tender age of 19 while studying abroad, with a man she parted ways with but through the support of her parents, guides and cares for her now teenage daughter.
Madam Boss is proudly a mother to three daughters and two fairly young sons and as she clocks 43, the beauty has been all the way financially independent after going through rough relationships with men.
8. Avril Nyambura
The sweetly-voiced songbird is rumored to have borne her son with veteran producer, J Blessing and so far, she is all in when it comes to taking care of her growing adorable 2-year old baby boy.
9. Nana Gecaga
Nana, best known as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s niece, is proudly a mother to three grown boys whom she bore while still unmarried, admitting she will comfortably take care of her boys, during her recent interview with MC Jessy. Nana currently stands as the CEO of KICC.
October 30, 2020