10 famous Kenyan personalities who quit drinking alcohol

Fame is like a two-sided coin, each side has its implications, some long-term others short-term.

Among its package is a celebrity lifestyle than many are usually not prepared for. Who soon after slide into habits that end up costing them a lifetime.

Alcoholism and drug abuse is one common characteristic that seems to cut across the board, whether female or male.

Not one, not two have opened up about their long battles with alcoholism, that saw them completely ditch the bottle.

Lets start off;

1. Alex Mwakideu

The Milele FM presenter last month celebrated one year anniversary since quitting alcohol, a step he took in memory of his late mother, after 14 years of indulging in alcoholism.

Radio presenter, Alex Mwakideu with his mom

2. Wilbroda

The celebrated TV star, while marking 10 years of acting in Papa Shirandula in 2017, announced she finally quit drinking that had taken a toll on her.

Actress Wilbroda

3. Frasha

The award-winning rapper, born Francis Amisi expressed deep regret in wasting away 15 years of money in alcohol. After being inspired by this brother to do the ‘90 days without alcohol’ challenge that saw him completely give up the bottle in 2018.

Frasha supports King Kaka in impunity battle 'Wajinga Sisi'
Rapper Frasha

4. Nana Gecaga

President Uhurus niece, Nana would finish a crate of beer bottles in a day, in her early youthful life, something that nearly saw her family give up on her after several trips to rehabilitation centers.  She proudly marks 20 years alcohol-free.

Kenyan businesswoman and corporate executive, Nana Gecaga

5. Rapcha the Sayantist

The comedian and Hot 96 presenter long battle with alcoholism had gotten to the point that his kids would wipe vomit from his mouth. For him, quitting alcohol is the best decision he ever made.

Personality Rapcha the Sayantist

6. Natalie Tewa

The curvy travel and lifestyle vlogger, in September 2020 announced she had been 2-months alcohol-free and still is pushing on.

Vlogger, Natalie Tewa

7. Kabi WaJesus

Kabi was a heavy drinker and smoked cigarettes and bhang, things he was exposed to at a young age while living in Kayole, that nearly destroyed his health forcing him to give up the drink. Having given his life to Jesus in 2013, him and his wife have turned to non-alcoholic drinks.

The WaJesus couple

8. Ian Wafula

The BBC journalist on November 1, 2020 announced it had been 6 months free of alcohol and even though utterly clueless, he is loving the journey.

BBC´s Ian Wafula

9. DNA

The rapper, born Dennis Kaggia revealed that after hitting fame, peer pressure and the wrong group of friends, had seen him wreck cars and destroy relationships. But after his daughter was born, a different light was born within him.

Rapper, DNA

10. Jalango

The celebrated media personality promised to stop taking alcohol, courtesy of his close friend and colleague Alex Mwakideu on July 15, 2020 as they walk this alcohol-free journey together. Promises are there to be kept.

BFFs Jalang’o and Alex Mwakideu

There you have it!

9 Kenyan celebrities who have embraced single motherhood with a big spoon

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.

DJ Pierra Makena with daughter Ricca

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.

Anne Kiguta with baby daddy, Jomo Gecaga

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.

Brenda Wairimu with her daughter

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.

Tanasha with baby Naseeb Junior

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.

Caroline Mutoko and daughter
Caroline Mutoko and daughter, Nduku

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.

TV Queen, Victoria Rubadiri (right) and her father with her daughter (left)

7. Akothee

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.

Akothee with her family in France

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.

Avril Nyambura with her 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.

The Gecaga boys

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Nana Gecaga, Uhuru Kenyatta’s niece has had her fair share of battle with alcohol addiction and the party life.

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Born into royalty, a dear Nana studied for a better time overseas, going into a culture not familiar with her, adopting a different lifestyle and struggling to fit in a society that believed Africans are a minority.

Kenyan businesswoman and corporate executive, Nana Gecaga

In as much as she was forced to contain her sanity in alcoholism during her stay abroad, the now businesswoman actually started her party life while in Kenya, before America came into picture.

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Sharing finer details of her journey with her good friend MC Jessy, the KICC CEO recalled;

“It all started here at Carnivore, JK’s as well. I was controlling the bar at a young age, partied a lot and lived life on the fast lane. I was checking into rehab at age 21. So by the time people were starting, I was checking out.

Nana Gecaga and MC Jessy

How it all started

None of it had anything to do with her affluent background, but a battle with personal issues which she needed to keep away from the public.

“I used alcohol to mask a lot of things that I wasn’t okay with. I started drinking to forget, to feel numb and before you know it, you’re going from a functional alcoholic to non-functional. When it hooks you, it hooks you. At age 21 while in rehab, I learnt alcohol addiction is a really selfish disease and that is what I was – selfish and a brat,” she narrated.

KICC CEO, Nana Gecaga

The now mother of three boys had seen her family go through a lot because of her lifestyle and with the last chance left, Nana’s life changed for the better. She came back to her senses, realized her mistakes and that time was not on her side.

“I realized I put my family through some things and just thankful they were still able to believe in me enough for me to be able to fix my life. It wasn’t easy, it took my brother and sister’s intervention. I’ve gotten into accidents, I’ve crashed cars, and I’m lucky to be walking. Lucky I suffered no major damage,” Nana continued.

Nana Gecaga with her three boys

Following her experience, one she doesn’t wish to see any young girl go through, a dear Nana is set to unveil her foundation come 2021 to empower girls to reach greater heights in society.

Additionally promising to start her own up-to standard rehab in Kenya for both male and female addicts, intending to give them a second chance at life as well.

President Uhuru’s niece Nana Gecaga yearning to find true love 

True love has eluded Nana Gecaga despite having a successful career and coming from a very privileged family. Nana is a single mother of three boys.

Last year, Nana opened up about her struggle with relationships in a candid interview with Business Daily. She revealed that people she has dated were not genuinely interested in her as a person.

“I have struggled with relationships. I have had a couple of good relationships, but mostly it’s been difficult because the people have not been interested in me as a person,” said Nana.

Also read: 40 year old and a single mom of three! Uhuru’s niece Nana Gecage opens up about her struggle with relationships

Yearning for Mr Right

In a recent interview with Betty Kyallo on K24 TV, Nana said that she yearns to find that special someone who really appreciates her for who she is.

Nana Gecaga and Betty Kyallo
Nana Gecaga and Betty Kyallo

The 40-year-old, who serves as the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) CEO, says that she also has a heart and wishes to be appreciated by someone special.

“At the end of the day, as much as you are a strong woman, you out there being a CEO and doing whatever, at the end of the day you also have a heart and your only wish is that you are appreciated and that somebody sees that and wants to share their life with you,” said Nana Gecaga.




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Despite having a successful career, president Uhuru Kenyatta’s niece Nana Gecaga has struggle to have a healthy relationship.

For starters, Nana is the third child to Uhuru’s elder sister Jeni Wambui. She is also the CEO of Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC).

Nana opened up about her struggle with relationships in a candid interview with Business Daily. She revealed that people she has dated were not genuinely interested in her as a person.

Nana Gecaga
Nana Gecaga

“I have struggled with relationships. I have had a couple of good relationships, but mostly it’s been difficult because the people have not been interested in me as a person,” said Nana.

Not dating

Nana also made it clear that she doesn’t not wish that she would have been born in a different family. She also stated that she is not dating anyone at the moment.

“I don’t say I wish I was not born in a family like this, the love that they provide is undisputed. Like I said, I’ve got three beautiful children. I’m a single mother and I’m not dating or anything like that.”






Uhuru’s niece Nana Gecaga lands lucrative international job

KICC managing director Nana Gecaga recently celebrated almost 2 decades of an alcohol free life. Nana, who is related to Uhuru Kenyatta, was an alcoholic and even confessed that it almost ruined her life.

It seems she has more reason to celebrate yet again after she was elected deputy chairperson of the International Congress and Convention Association–African chapter for a two-year term.

Business hub

ICCA, an international body representing the world’s leading suppliers in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events, has at least 1,100-member companies and organisations worldwide.

“Key will be to showcase Kenya and the continent’s capabilities to host large conferences and events. Africa is ready to do business with the world. With the right in-country partnerships, member countries are able to host major events, and as ICCA-Africa chapter, we will work to ensure we raise this profile,” she said.

Uhuru’s niece Nana Gecaga: I would have been an Olympic champion but alcohol ruined all that

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s niece Nana Gecaga had dreams of winning a gold medal while younger but she recently shared that alcohol addiction set her on another path.

The KICC director, who has opened up reveal times about her alcohol addiction, told Kiss 100 that in 1996 she was really hoping she’ll come back home with an Olympic gold medal but the addiction materialized. She was in campus then.

“The person you see here today has had many lives before who I am today. My passion was actually sports. I was a very big athlete back in the day, and I actually qualified for the ’96 Olympics.” she said.

“I used to love, soccer, football and basketball. At the same time, I also wanted to be a game changer and help people, because if you are in a position where you can help, just help because it doesn’t cost you anything.”

New path

She went on to add that the habit costed her her dreams after going to University in America. She had plans of changing the world but all seemed shattered after the addiction. Nana finally settled on leadership because she also wanted to be a leader.

“My first year at the university in America was very rocky, and that is where my everything fell apart. I was an addict of alcohol but I was able to go to rehab and from there, it’s been 19 years without drinking.”


“It definitely builds character because it takes a lot of strength to acknowledge that you have a problem, whatever it is. Getting out of it is something I am happy about because most people do not manage.”

Photos of private jet that ferried Sonko, socialite Lola Hannigan and other celebs to the birthday party of president Uhuru’s niece

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s niece Nana Gecaga celebrated her 40th birthday over the past weekend. The exclusive birthday party was held at Billionaire Resort in Malindi.

Nana Gecaga probably spent millions on her birthday party. The lavish birthday bash was held at Billionaire Resort in Malindi.

Birthday girl Nana Gecaga (centre) with her brother Jomo Gecaga at the birthday party in Malindi
Private jet

A private jet was used to ferry high profile guests to Nana’s birthday party in Malindi. Socialite Lola Hannigan, Nairobi governor Mike Sonko and president Uhuru’s PA Jomo Gecaga were all seen aboard the private jet that flew guest to Nana’s birthday party.

Jomo Gecaga and Mike Sonko aboard the private jet


Socialite Lola Hannigan boards the jet



Mike Sonko among celebs who flew to Malindi to attend birthday party of president Uhuru’s niece (Photos)

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s niece Nana Gecaga celebrated her 40th birthday over the past weekend. The exclusive birthday party was held at a Malindi resort.

Nana Gecaga’s 40th birthday party was like some sort of wedding. The lavish birthday bash was held at Billionaire Resort in Malindi.


Celebrities including Lola Hannigan, DJ Styles were in attendance. Nana’s brother Jomo Gecaga and Nairobi governor Mike Sonko also traveled to Malindi to attend the birthday.

Everything expensive

Nana wore expensive dress and shoes during her birthday party. She rocked Giuseppe Zanotti Cruel Crystal Sandal worth a staggering Kes 200,000.

“I just want to say thank you to everyone for a lovely time and I’m truly blessed ?? special thank you to @kristeen_kuria for making me a Queen for one night ?? the face beat and hair ? thank you to @billionaireresort and @lioninthesun for hosting us and making it magical” wrote Nana Gachanga