• Wamumbi says they started dating during the 2022 campaign period.
• Prior to being elected, Maina was a director at the Athi Water Development Agency before he resigned to contest for the seat
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua will be the chief negotiator in a planned ceremony that will see two legislators tie the knot.
Mathira MP Eric Wamumbi and his love bird Murang’a woman representative Betty Maina who are currently living together are set to marry ending a two-year courtship.
"We have now decided to live together as husband and wife and Gachagua will be my chief negotiator when Mathira meets Murang'a for the takeover of her daughter,” Wamumbi told Inooro TV Monday.
During the interview, Wamumbi praised Maina, describing her as "sweet, lovely and kind".
While the official date has not been communicated, the first-term legislator has given indications that it will go down this month.
“This week, I will be in Murang'a for preliminary planning before the big day when I will descend on this land of my love in a manner that will make all envious,” he stated.
The first-time MP says he met Maina in 2021 and "I discovered that she had everything I wanted in a wife".
He says they started dating during the 2022 campaign period.
Prior to being elected, Maina was a director at the Athi Water Development Agency before he resigned to contest for the seat.
Wamumbi, the former Konyu ward MCA, had announced his intention to defend his seat when the then UDA presidential candidate William Ruto chose Gachagua as his running mate.
On December 21 last year, when Wamumbi celebrated his 35th birthday, Maina posted: "35 years is a great achievement. Live long my love.” confirming the love affair between the two started some time back.
In his response, Wamumbi immediately posted: "I never imagined I would be where I am today, an MP, it is all God's miracle. And then God gave me Betty, this girl is fine, she has everything I want in a woman. At home, she is a wife, my best friend, my prayer partner, mother of our children, my happiness, my best cook and the one I have chosen to grow old with".
Both have two children each from their first marriages.
His wife Catherine Nyambura whom she married in 2015 and was blessed with two sons died in 2020.
Maina on her part says she came out of an irreconcilable marriage.