Anerlisa Muigai is a Bitter Betty after the termination of her marriage to Ben Pol. Ben Pol seems to be the more stoic one here but for some reason, Kenyan women seem to want to vilify him for the end of their marriage.
And truth be told, he makes an easy target as he doesn’t seem too keen on defending himself -until now. He recently opened up about his marriage in an interview with Tanzanian media and what he said added new layers to the already layered love story of how a boy from the slums of Tanzania managed to woo and marry a girl from one of the wealthiest Kenyan families.
The Anerlisa Muigai story is actually quite captivating because of just how much of a Disney love story it seemed like it would be but it eventually fell apart at the seams -and did so drastically.
In his lady love, Ben Pol had found a woman who was emotionally damaged. Anerlisa has been involved in many relationships that failed spectacularly. From dating Ian Mugoya back when he was the hottest commodity on Kenyan TV to being conned by her “friend” Ben Kang’ang’i and even allegedly getting herself a “liquor license” with Natasha Jewel Johnson.
Anerlisa Muigai has displayed a knack for picking useless men and partners and somehow when the story is told, it is always her partners’ fault that the relationship ended.
Ben Pol is no saint but he seems to have really wanted the marriage to work but he was dealing with someone who should have undergone some serious therapy before she got married and as a result, the love story was shortlived.
The age-old question of whether two people from two diversely different backgrounds, one essentially a princess and the other essentially a pauper, the Alladin story, can work in real life has been answered. And that is why we are all so captivated.