Kambua with her husband, Jackson Mathu

Lessons we can learn from Kambua’s successful marriage

Kambua Manundu recently announced that she was pregnant. The gospel singer has been married to husband Jackson Mathu since 2012.

Kambua on her wedding day
Kambua on her wedding day

In those 7 years, the two have had to endure questions about why they were still childless. Now no more; after Kambua’s triumphant announcement.

Kambua pregnant
The singer pregnant

What simple lessons can we learn from their marriage?

God must be the bedrock of a successful marriage

Kambua and her pastor husband have always maintained their trust in God despite the relentless speculation about why they were childless.

Jackson Mathu preaching
Jackson Mathu preaching

Kambua proved this with her constant posts on her social media page encouraging childless women and speaking of a God who was always present and listens.

Till death do us part

In most African cultures, many men would leave their wives, or get second wives if they did not bare them a child within the first few years of marriage. (The caveat is that the man has no issues with his own fertility!)

But Jackson clearly isn’t that type of man as he has been with Kambua for all these years and has stood by her side with nary a scandal or complaint from him.

Kambua with her husband
Kambua with her husband

Like Rachel, Jacob’s husband in the Bible stories, who was childless for many years before the Lord opened her womb; Mathu has seen the goodness of his God.

The two have been a united front all these years, best friends if you please

The Bible speaks about a man and his wife becoming one after matrimony. This couple is a perfect example of that. Jackson and Kambua are best of friends.

Kambua with her husband
Kambua with her husband

Their relationship is a testament that a successful marriage can stay together(even without kids) as long as the couple are friends who love each other.


In this day and age when people share every facet of their lives for the world to see on social media, this couple has resisted this. This has proved to be a stroke of genius as it has been very hard to hear about a scandal involving the couple.

Older men and younger women can make an awesome pairing

The couple has a nearly 10 year age difference, something that people attack the singer for; even calling Jackson an ancestor. Could their age difference be a reason the two are still together? I think it could be, as men get older they mature(not all!) and get wiser handling the affairs in their lives. Jackson is, in essence, the rock to his wife, a stoic that can navigate his marriage victoriously.

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