BBC presenter Anne Ngugi is a caring and loving mother. She is very supportive of her firstborn daughter, Angel Wanjiru, who was born with a defect called congenital hydrocephalus (a buildup of excess cerebrospinal fluid in the brain at birth).
The teenage girl, who will be sitting for her KCPE this year, has released quite a number of songs and the latest is Tuko Sawa, meaning we are all the same before the eyes of God.
In 2016 during a media interview, Anne Ngugi revealed that she was happy that her daughter has come this far, even after doctors told her she would not make it.
The former KTN news anchor with her daughter Angel were the invited guests on Citizen TV’s Rauka and they talked about life and music.
Angel Wanjiru My daughter ..you’ve made my faith in God deeper you are an epitome of Grace, his healing, and love …..you are a strong girl for your age, a game changer in your generation I love you binti wangu.
They later met Deputy President and below are the pics
Unlike many who find it hard raising teenagers, Ms Ngugi told Mpasho that on her side it has been amazing raising her teenage daughter.
RAISING A TEENAGER IS AMAZING, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER CAN NOW MAKE HER DECISIONS. WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FRIENDS APART FROM THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP, SO SHE UNDERSTANDS ME EVEN WHEN I AM QUIET AND I, TOO, UNDERSTAND HER SO WELL.
I HAVE LEARNT TO RESPECT HER SPACE AND THE KIND OF GIRL SHE IS GROWING TO BE, AND I HAVE ALLOWED HER TO TALK AND EXPRESS HERSELF. I DON’T WANT TO BE THIS KIND OF A MOTHER WHO ALWAYS ASSIGNS. IT HAS BEEN GREAT BECAUSE SHE UNDERSTANDS SHE IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER KIDS. WHEN WE GO OUT TO MENTOR PEOPLE, SHE IS ABLE TO EXPRESS HERSELF VERY WELL. AS A MOTHER, MY DREAM IS TO SEE HER STAND STRONG ON HER OWN, EVEN WHEN I AM NOT THERE, AND NEVER ALLOW ANYONE TO POINT FINGERS AT HER, TELLING HER SHE IS DIFFERENT. RAISING A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS HAS NOT BEEN EASY FOR ANNE, BUT SHE DOES NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT IT. SOMETIMES YOU GO TO PLACES WITH HER AND THAT IS WHEN I FEEL THE WEIGHT THAT SHE IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS BUT FOR HER, ANGEL HAS DEVELOPED A THICK SKIN AND, THEREFORE, SHE COPES. I HAVE ALWAYS ACCEPTED BECAUSE I KNOW THERE IS ALWAYS A REASON. IT FELL ON ME SO I DECIDED INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING AND WEEPING ABOUT IT, I’D RATHER START MENTORING PEOPLE WITH HER STORY BECAUSE PEOPLE OUTSIDE HERE HAVE CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO. SO WE STAND IN THAT GAP AND REMIND THEM THAT WE ARE MAKING IT, DESPITE HER CONDITION.