• Olive says her husband was not only abusive but also a control freak.

• She was once beaten in front of her friends.

Real name Aidah Alisha
Mother-in-law actress Olive - Real name Aidah Alisha

Former Mother-in-law actress Aida Alisha known for her stage name Olive has opened up about how she met her abusive ex-husband.

The man was a member of a church she used to attend.

Sharing her experience with Lynn Ngugi she narrated;

"He was Luo and I was Kikuyu. I knew him for a year before we got married. I started seeing the red flags after marriage. Women were calling him at night asking where he was.

I would call the women and demand to know why they were calling my man. The man would say the women were not over him."


"There is pressure from the church for people to get married. The guy was 28 and I was 21, I did not know much and I was at the peak of my career.

When I look back I think we had trauma bonding. His dad was very abusive and so was my dad. At the time I did not know much about trauma bonding. When you are raised in an abusive relationship you either become the abuser or the victim."

The actress says she also grew up in an abusive family.

"Growing up I had some good memories and some not so good. My mum did the best she could. My dad was abusive so my mum left. I thank God for that because it molded me so much.

We are two sisters. We were not well off but my mum gave us some good memories. My mum used to take us to City Park and Uhuru Park, my mum gave us the best. If I am half the woman my  mum is my kids are set."

Alisha says the best thing her mum did was walk out on her abusive husband, it helped her  (Alisha) when her husband became abusive.

"My dad was abusive so my mum left. I thank God for that because it molded me so much. If my mother had never left I would have stayed in my abusive marriage. The worst lie people tell is if a man does not beat you he does not love you."


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