Valentines is the day that many celebrate love. Yes, the irony of it. Shouldn’t love be a daily affair? Something we practice every day to our significant others. Because everybody is celebrating love, we here at Mpasho are celebrating the break-up of some relationships among your favorite Kenyan celebs!
And not because we are heartless but because a breakup is a normal process for most who have trod the path of love. The list below looks at celebs who have had some very public engagements but did not end walking down the aisle.
1. Anerlisa Muigai and Stephen Muigai
Anerlisa had dated Stephen Kungu for 5 years before he proposed in January last year. But things would go awry barely 6 months later when she announced their breakup on her social media. She said:
“Ladies I don’t know why you stick to relationships you well know are not healthy. Have you ever been to a relationship where you feel you are not growing mentally, you feel like somebody is dictating your life? You feel you are mentally abused and demeaned every day? Well, that’s part of what I am talking about. Know when it’s time to walk away.”
2. Hey Z and Mercy Njoki
Popular gospel artiste Daniel Ng’ang’a better known as Hey-Z Da Brand proposed to his girlfriend Mercy Njoki in Malindi. Hey-Z asked the mother of his son to marry him on New Year’s eve when they were taking a swim at Villa Doris Resort in Malindi.
But Mercy had eyes for another man and she dumped his ass like a hot potato, getting together with another man named Bob.
3. Sheila Mwanyigha and Simon Rushton
This one was really messed up. The singer was waxing lyrical about Simon and even planned for a wedding. He had even bought her an engagement ring—16-rubies surrounding a single diamond set on platinum.
The ring was said to be an antique that has been passed down from one generation to the other and was worth a lifetime. But things went awry as the singer-cum radio presenter parted ways with her fiance Simon Rushton in 2005 on the eve of their wedding.
4. Avril and Leslie Mugadza
Though she’s single now, beautiful singer and actress Avril was once engaged to wealthy South African businessman by the name Leslie Mugadza aka Muga.
The two broke up after a 3-year engagement, news that Avril confirmed back in July 2016 after swirling rumors that the two were not walking down the aisle, and persistent denial by the lovebirds to officially confirm the breakup.
5. Sophia Wanuna and Sasha Mutai
Sophia and Sasha held a traditional wedding last year that was highly publicized on social media. They had been exchanging PDAs on their various social media pages but this suddenly stopped.
According to unnamed sources, the cause of the break-up was the unrealistic demands that she placed on him. It was claimed that she even asked him to pay a monthly rent of 100,000 shillings!
6. Adelle Onyango and Christopher Obwaka
Kiss fm presenter Adelle Onyango and Christopher were engaged back in 2013. The couple had been friends for over six years and only started dating in mid-2012. They had set a February 2014 date for their wedding only to break up amid rumours of infidelity.
7. Vanessa Chettle and her old mzungu man
News of Vanessa and her old Mzungu boyfriend made rounds in Nairobi, She was the talk of the town for dating an old man, old enough to be his dad or let me say his granddad.
The story doing the rounds was that she was his wife but the old man dumped her as quickly as you can sneeze. On to the next one was the old man’s motto.
Love can be fleeting and these broken relationships show that.