• Justina Wamae said her relationship with her parents suffered when she endorsed the bhang agenda
•Justina is married, and they are blessed with a 3-year-old daughter
Speaking to Mpasho, Justina Wamae, former Roots party deputy presidential aspirant, shared why she never exposed her family to the limelight.
She said the family is sacred to her, and she was not ready for the scrutiny of Kenyans on social media.
"Family for me is sacred and with the way Kenyans bash people, I prefer them to know I am married, we are in the same business, and I have a 3-year-old, but all the other details acha sasa wanijue in the public light."
Giving more details on the company, she said she is a co-owner but draws a salary at the end of the day.
"I am a co-owner but am employed as I draw a salary from there," she said as she giggled.
Justina recalled that her husband was very supportive as she emphasized the importance of involving one's partner in decision-making.
"2017 when I was running (constituency level), I made my own decisions, every woman who is single, you can make your own decisions, bila kuomba ruhusa.
"In 2022, I was married, and I remember saying in an interview if my husband hangenipea ruhusa, singekubali. Assuming if I left na kichwa ngumu niseme it's my vision, and then it is written nimepatiwa accommodation, your guess is as good as mine about my family.
"It's good when you are married to know it's a family vision and whatever you do affects the family.
"I am so happy sikutoka kichwa ngumu, I had the blessing of my husband, he has been there on the campaign trail and doubled up to be my driver."
With her parents, though, it wasn't all, 'we are so proud of you,' 'go for it,' Justina says it was chaotic.
"My parents tulikosana vibaya sana, kwanza maneno ya bangi. My dad sings in the choir, kama baba ako choir, na mama?
It was a personal struggle for me, tulikosana na wao juu ya agenda ya bangi."
She was happy to note that later on, they got on board and supported her as they understood it was not for consumption but commercial purposes.