• "We are happy and we will never hide that we have gone through different challenges and overcome." - Isaac Mwaura.

• Mwaura added that he had tried to protect his wife by even hiding her face from the public.

Isaac Mwaura with his wife Nelius Mukami
Isaac Mwaura with his wife Nelius Mukami
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Politician Isaac Mwaura has addressed allegations he and his wife Nelius Mukami parted ways.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Mpasho.co.ke, Mwaura said marriages go through ups and downs.

"I don't think ours is immune to the challenges. We have had our own challenges and overcome any challenges that we have had. We are currently very tight," he said.

"Marriages go through a cycle like a human being. There is infancy, childhood, adolescence and maturity.

"After around six or seven years, couples have challenges. We are now in our seventh year in marriage."

Mwaura said he can openly say that marriage is not easy, but those who are willing to stay in it can stand up for what is right.

"We are happy and we will never hide that we have gone through different challenges and overcome."

He added that therapy and counselling have also helped whenever they experience challenges.

He encouraged couples to stop prosecuting their relationships on social media, adding that he no longer shares his family in public.

"We became celebrities by default after I proposed to her on Valentine's Day and I didn't expect the photos to go viral," he said.

Mwaura added that he had tried to protect his wife by even hiding her face from the public.

"But we became even more public after our colourful wedding and since then, people started following our lives."

He shared a few tips to help you when a marriage is facing challenges.

"We no longer share so much about ourselves on social media. Get older people who can advise you in regards to marriages and put God first before everything, and know that He is the only one who can fight your battles."

Mwaura said that period was a spiritual test but there was a restoration that happened through Christ.

Mwaura says he appreciates the role of being a family man.

"We come to marriages with baggage. I was brought up by a single parent and right now, I understand that a father figure is very important in a child's growth," he said.

"That baggage of even imagining you can be a father. It's very important to have a present one in life. I have come to appreciate the love of a father, which I didn't have."

In July last year, Nelius Mukami hinted at having finally separated from Isaac Mwaura through social media.

In one of the posts on her Insta stories, she wrote, "Removing yourself instead of returning negative energy is growth!"

In another post, she wrote, "Fall in love with your solitude... If you treat your partner like a kid, they're eventually going to grow up and leave you, the same way kids grow up and no longer need their parents' control," she said.

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