In the local showbiz industry, we have several celebrities who can’t hide their emotions in public. They let tears stream down their face unrestrained.
Being emotional is okay.
People who are emotional tend to react to surprises or things differently.
Some cry, faint and others just stare without saying a word. According to a documented study, people who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
They are able to cope with life’s challenges.
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In the local showbiz industry, we have several celebrities who can’t hide their emotions in public. If they need to cry, they do so.
Bursting into tears is no big deal.
Before we get into the list of criers, here is KTN Swahili news anchor, Zubeida Kananu, who could not hold in her laughter during a live broadcast. She laughed until she cried.
Away from uncontrollable laughter, we have seen many especially TV girls melt into tears and below is a list of 11 Kenyan celebrities who’ve cried or shed tears in public.
- Phil Karanja (Celina’s husband)
The former Tahidi High actor and now producer cried on his wedding day. Phil and his wife Celina (Katherine Kamau) walked down the aisle in 2017.
In a previous media interview, she revealed that her husband sobbed “uncontrollably” on their big day.
“HE DID, EVEN AFTERWARDS WHEN HE REMEMBERS IT, HE TEARS UP”
2. Anne Kiguta
A video of Anne Kiguta shedding tears of joy went viral. According to the former Citizen TV presenter, she was just about to go live for a bulletin when her director made her laugh her heart out.
She laughed until she couldn’t take it anymore.
“#Meltdown I panic as I realize I can’t stop laughing at Metumi’s ‘Chapa ilale’ statement and it’s a minute to the highlights… SMDH,” she wrote on Instagram.
Below is the video
3. Jacque Maribe
Jacque Maribe was ambushed in the studio by her BFF, Dennis Itumbi, on her birthday when she was still working at Citizen TV. Itumbi walked into the studio during a live news recording and presented her with a cake.
Maribe could not hide her suprise and excitement of it all, she shed tears of joy.
4. Jimmy Gait
During an interview with Anita Nderu on NTV’s The Trend, the gospel artiste cried live on air due to being trolled online.
Jimmy Gait told Anita that he is still human and that what has been said about him online, hurt his feelings immensely.
He said it was difficult for him to handle the negativity on social media which made him release the song titled Love. The single aims at promoting positivity.
In 2015 during Mother’s Day celebrations, Nameless wished his wife Wahu a happy Mother’s Day praising her for being the best mother to their children in a video that went viral.
Wahu could not hide her happiness and broke down. Tears ran freely down her face.
Check it out in the video below.
6. Mike Sonko
The Nairobi county boss Mike Sonko got really emotional when he was asked about his first-born daughter Saumu Mbuvi in a media interview.
Sonko broke down in tears, speaking about his love for his daughter.
He’s also cried in church during a praise and worship session.
Another time, Sonko cried after Justice Msagha Mbogholi dismissed a petition by Japheth Muroko and Zacheus Okoth challenging Sonko’s win in the August 8 elections, the governor shared a teary video of himself.
In the video that has since gone viral, an emotional Sonko is seen singing along to Eunice Njeri’s Nani Kama Wewe as he struggles not to shed tears.
7. Lillian Muli
The heavily pregnant presenter was surprised on air by Tanzanian singer Harmonize and her colleagues at Citizen TV in 2018.
Harmonize performed for her his ‘Happy Birthday’ hit song and she cried like a baby. Her colleagues also presented her with a cake. Lillian could not hide her glee.
Starehe MP Jaguar, whose real name is Charles Njagua was seen crying in public after it was announced that he had ‘lost’ the party nominations denying him a chance to run for the Starehe parliamentary seat in last general elections.
The Kigeugeu hitmaker sobbed like a baby as many watched but then justice was finally accorded to him when he was given the nomination certificate and emerged the winner the Starehe MP elections.
9. Yvonne Khamati
The media personality through social media revealed that she cried after she got engaged.
“I CRIED. FOR THE FIRST TIME TEARS OF JOY.”
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He cannot miss on this list.
Bahati is known for crying in his music videos as well as getting emotional while performing live on stage.
The Mama hit singer indeed knows how to capture the attention of supporters.
He is often trolled for his publicity stunts.
11. Size 8
The gospel singer is an emotional, mother.
A video of her crying in public surfaced on Mother’s day May 10, 2019.
She broke down in tears after watching a pre-recorded video that was being played at the entrance of a local supermarket, DJ Mo showering her with love.
Size 8 had a harrowing experience during her second pregnancy and cheated death several. A few weeks to her delivery date her friends among them Wahu Kagwi threw a surprise baby shower for her.
Overwhelmed with emotions, Size 8 cried leaving her friends emotional too. She gave birth through Cs before her delivery date due to complications.