Kenyans were left surprised during the weekend after learning Statehouse spokesperson Kanze Dena just got married to the love of her life Nick Mararo.
The two lovers exchanged vows at the top secret affair at the Sweet Waters Serena Camp inside the Ol Pejeta conservancy. The event was very guarded and no phones were allowed in the premises. Only a few names were invited for the ceremony.
According to sources,Dena walked down the aisle in a flowing cream gown to the arms of Mararo. Not much about Mararo is known.
His LinkedIn profile indicates that he is the CEO of Mobilesure Kenya, a firm that offers mobile medical insurance and that’s all what Kenyans could dig up.
Her former Nipashe Wikendi co-host and best friend Lulu Hassan was the bridesmaid. Journalist Wahiga Mwaura, Rashid Abdalla, and several other government employees were invited.
Kanze,39, has a 13-year-old son, Nathaniel Amani, from a previous relationship. The couple opted for a traditional ceremony in which Mararo paid dowry and exchanged vows with the former Citizen TV news anchor.
The video immediately hit trending lists as Kenyans tried to figure out why the woman crawled. According to Dena, she had sent the woman to handle a few urgent matters before the video went live and she couldn’t make it back in time.
“I needed her (the woman crawling) to handle some urgent task. By the time the cameras had begun rolling, she was on the right side of the president. Her positioning was okay until something came up during the interview,” said Kanze Dena in an interview with eDaily.
She added that poor timing is to blame for that.
“I am blaming poor timing on the gaffe. Our arrangement was when the cameras were focused on the journalists, she would crawl to the left. Unfortunately, when she was doing that, the cameras resumed focus on the Head of State.” she said.
Former Citizen TV anchor Kanze Dena was recently appointed the Deputy State House spokesperson and took leadership of the communication teams focusing on the President’s brand positioning, media relations and messaging in regard to the delivery of the Big Four agenda.
Yesterday marked her first day at worked after she gave her first press briefing, which, left Kenyans convinced she was created for the post.
Many Kenyans took to social media to share views after Dena left them impressed from her first briefing.
It seems Uhuru Kenyatta was also impressed with her and even took to Twitter to share his own views saying that the briefing went smooth just as he hoped.
In a congratulatory tweet, President Kenyatta said: “Great inaugural briefing this morning by my new deputy spokesperson” joining others Kenyans who are happy that she took over the post.
Citizen TV’s Swahili news anchor Kanze Dena lost her dad about a week ago as revealed on her Instagram page. She described him as a leader and a man who had raised both her and her siblings in the best possible way.
Being the second parent she was losing, Kanze Dena could not hold back from promising both her late parents that she will take care of her siblings – being the eldest.
Through her Instagram page, Kanze Dena eulogized her dad by saying;
“Dad and Mum… Thank you for everything…I KNOW YOU WATCHING OVER ME…. AS I WATCH OVER MY SIBLINGS…I WILL ENDEAVOUR TO BE HALF THE GREAT PEOPLE YOU WERE……SHOES TOOOO BIG TO FILL….. You will always be in my heart…ana miss zaid… . I love you……’Naam tuonane mtooni watakatifu kwetu mtoni… Tutakusanyika mtooni kwenye Kiti cha Enzi….’#RIP #thatseasonagain #itiswelll,”
President Uhuru’s condolences message to Kanze Dena’s late dad
Being a community leader and a man who helped many, Kanze Dena’s dad Mr Stephen Kitao was also known by the president. After learning about his untimely death Uhuru Kenyatta eulogized him in the message below:
“It is with grief and a deep sense of loss that I learnt of the death of Mr Stephens and I convey my deep sympathies and heartfelt condolences to his family, relatives and friends,”
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