Late Janet Kanini’s hubby in trouble over chips funga post

The late Janet Kanini’s hubby, George Ikua found himself in a defensive position when he reposted a popular quote about men and women falling in and out of love.

Ikua posted, “There’s girls that men take home and then there’s girls they make a home with
Girls that men make love to and there’s girls that make men love them
Some girls are a hurricane, some calm the storm
Some girls give everything, wind up with nothing at all
The kind of girl you are is the kind of man you get
Regan Rousseau.”

One Facebooker, Kinyanjui Kibati criticised Ikua for posting the quote.

He wrote, “My elder brother, this post is shallow and sexist. I have never had cause to address you as such, but this one, some sexism couched with simple wisdom but ultimately bogus.”

Ikua explained, “Kinyanjui Kibati, interestingly Regan Rousseau who wrote this is a 23-year-old girl speaking about her dating experiences. And she added , ‘ Wrote this cause I needed to hear it…’ Does the sexist, shallow sentiments still apply? If not interesting how who said it changes the meaning….bring one to ask us the truth or do we paint shade based on the author?”

In a rejoinder, Kibati explained, “George Ikua of course you know I respect that. We are all the compound result of our experiences. She has articulated a view that encapsulates some positive wisdom. The positive wisdom, in my eyes, relates to the consequence of our actions. How that decision making leads to particular results.
It’s the couching that I take issue with. The foundational premise. For men. To be judged by men. You presented a flip of the script. How it could be like switching the sexes. But I don’t think that is the point. No sex or individual should be merely subject to the narrative of another.
I will concede that all of this is in my head. As a rigidly single 43-year-old man, I have come to believe that I could be incapable of understanding the nuance of human relationships that actually make things work. I am an outside observer and therefore can only make comments on intricacies I genuinely have no personal knowledge of. I will therefore not die on this hill.
Do you know how hard it is to live in a society that constantly blares out that women should seek a God fearing man when you are an atheist?”

Keep dancing with the angels – Janet Kanini’s widower says on birthday

The late Janet Kanini was a woman who touched many Kenyans hearts during the short time that she called earth her home. The late Janet who passed on in 2017, would have celebrated her 41st birthday yesterday.

But don’t fret there are still people who keep her memory alive. Those people are the family that she left behind; Former husband, George Ikua has kept the candle burning as regards memories of the happy-go-lucky Janet.


In a short post he wrote yesterday, George acknowledged Janet was no more but her memory still lived with them. The hubby revealed how much their children were excited for their late mum’s big day, with them asking if her birthday meant there was going to be cake.

”Happy Birthday Janee! From us all. It is with fond memories and smiles that we relive your memories. That you swung by this blue rock and chose our lives to walk in. Keep dancing with the angels. Kids only asked whether this now means there will be cake You are truly warmly and fondly remembered,” George wrote.

The late Janet Kanini
The late Janet Kanini

The late Janet met George before she was on television and the magic of their relationship was greatly admired after she became ill. “I draw my inspiration from my husband and my two young children. I am a wife and a mother of very young children and they need me whether or not they like,” she back in November 2015.

Janet Kanini
The late Janet Kanini with her two kids

As reported by earlier, the former news anchor succumbed to lung cancer on April 1, 2017, after being diagnosed with lung cancer stage four in 2015. Her untimely death hit her family hard, especially her husband and their two kids, especially after she was declared cancer-free in February 2016.

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