Murang’a Senator explains why he named son after Morgan Heritage

Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata is such a fan of reggae, he has named his second child after popular Jamaican reggae group Morgan Heritage.

Speaking exclusively to Word Is, Kang’ata says that he grew up listening to reggae music because most of it talks about real-life issues.

He later went on to become a DJ, something that made his county people identify him.

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“I named my second child Euna Morgan,” he told Word Is yesterday.While in university I was suspended after opposing the parallel degree programme.

I became a DJ just to keep me going while out of school. I used to be called DJ Nyutu in Murang’a for two years,” .

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Kanga'ta during his wedding
Kanga’ta during his wedding

Kang’ata says he grew up listening to reggae music because most of it talks about real-life issues.

“How Comes’ is one of Morgan Heritage’s songs that really inspire people because they are highlighting challenges people go through in life. Why the youth in the ghetto don’t get the education like those in urban areas.

I love most of their songs because they touch a lot about family. I sing it to my wife just to encourage her because I am busy with politics, I still have to create time for my family.

I love reggae but I think I love Morgan Heritage’s songs more because of the message they have.”

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For better or for worse: Here are Kenyan celebs who said ‘I DO’ in 2018

2018 has seen politicians and other celebrities say ‘I Do’ to their better halves something we commend them for after all marriage is a beautiful thing.

A wise man once said that

‘Marriage is not some fairytale. It is love, selflessness ,Patience, tolerance and enduring the hard times together.’

Below is a list of celebrities who said I Do in 2018

1. Irungu Kang’ata

Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata married the love of his life Mary Wambui on September 15 at Gathinja Catholic Church in Wangu ward, Kiharu Constituency.

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Speaking about the wedding at the time, Kangata said that he was not a bachelor

“I’m not a bachelor as widely perceived. I’ve been married to Ms Wambui for eight years and blessed with three children. We will just be solemnising our marriage,” 

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2. Polycarp Otieno alias Fancy Fingers

He is a member of Kenya’s best band Sauti Sol. In August he married his longtime girlfriend in Burundi in a traditional ceremony, but did another wedding over the weekend.

The invites only event was attended by the creme de la creme of the entertainment industry and was held at the Fair Mount Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki.

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Otieno’s friends – Chiki Kuruka and Karen Lucas shared the news about the singer’s wedding on social media. The ceremony was reportedly attended by very close relatives and friends, with those present ordered not to take any photos.

Among those present at the ceremony included his fellow band members Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Austin Chimano and Delvin Savara Mudig, their manager Marek, publicist Anyiko Woko and friends Karen Kaz Lucas and Chiki Kuruka.

3. Naisula Lesuuda

Samburu West MP Naisula Lesuuda and her longtime love Robert Kiplagat exchanged vows on Saturday 17th November, at a lavish wedding at ACK St. Phillips Lesirai in Samburu.

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She had announced her engagement on January 1 this year.

“Here’s to new beginning… all said and done, I thank God for the growth that I have experienced both politically and in my personal life. Yesterday, marked an important day in my life. I said yes. Blessings in double portions. Here’s to love and light in 2018.”

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Muranga Senator Irungu Kang’ata gushes over wife days after wedding (photos)

Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata last Saturday solemnised his marriage to his wife Mary Wambui, in a colourful wedding graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The wedding was held at Gathinja Catholic Church in Kahuhia constituency, Murang’a county.

The couple picked nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura and his wife Mukami as the best couple for their yellow-themed wedding.

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Speaking to Word Is, Kang’ata said, “I met my wife in 2007, when she was a form four student at Mugoiri girls. She was a frequent visitor to her aunt in the area who was a secretary.

“After she finished high school, we started dating while I was still a young lawyer in a law firm called Gacheru and Company, in Murang’a county.”

The couple started living together while she was still in university and had a customary marriage after she became pregnant while in third year.

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Kang’ata was excited by the President’s presence. “It is rare that he attend weddings, so I don’t take that for granted. I was also happy for Murang’a people because they also got some benefits from my wedding. As a gift for my wedding, the President gave goodies worth Sh5 million to the people of Gathinja Day School, a bus to the neighbouring Mukang’u Day School and promised to tarmac a road for them as well.”

The senator’s journey in politics began while he was still young.

“Even before I met my wife, I was a councillor at 22 years, and in 2013 I became an MP,” he said.

His journey while growing up was not so smooth, as his parents did not have a guaranteed source of income.

“My father was a mechanic and could not raise enough money to educate or even give us a good lifestyle. We lived in a wooden house that was a bit small, despite the fact that we were eight siblings.

“The best thing about me is that I was very bright in school and managed to scoop good grades to join university.”

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Kang’ata was honouring his ailing father’s wish to do a church wedding.

“Although my parents are very sick, they are very proud of me and the far I have come. My father has a terminal illness that we have decided not to even disclose to him, while my mum is diabetic and also suffering from heart attack. She is immobilised and can’t move on her own. They are under medication and we are wishing them well,” he said.

Kang’ata was once a DJ, and most of his county people know him for that.

“While in university I was suspended after opposing the parallel degree programme. I became a DJ just to keep me going while out of school. I used to be called DJ Nyutu in Murang’a for two years,” he said.

“After Kibaki came to power, he ordered that all students who were suspended from the institution be taken back. That is how I went back to University on Nairobi and finished my degree in Law.”

His wife Wambui is an accountant and the two have three children: Rita, Euna and Etan.

Check out the photos from the wedding;

 

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Uhuru and the couple