I met her when she was in Form 2 – Kalonzo Musyoka says of meeting wife in 1972

Former Vice President and Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka had some interesting information to reveal recently during his interview with Maisha Magic East – especially as far as his personal life goes.

The politician explained that he met his wife Pauline Musyoka back in 1972, when she was still a form two student at Mlango Girls.

He said that they met during a Christians Conference at Meru School, at a time he was in form 5.

“Huyu mke wangu Pauline tulijuana na yeye akiwa form 2 na mimi nikiwa Form 5. This was about 1972, Yeye alikuwa Mlango Girls. Alikuwa Secretary ya Kamati ya Wakristo. Na mimi nilipokuwa Meru school tukakutana katika Christians Conference, Mama Maridadi, beautiful, tall and smart. Then after that nikaona a beautiful wife is a gift from God” said Kalonzo.

Kalonzo Musyoka
Kalonzo Musyoka

The two have come a long way since then and their marriage had a serious hurdle back in 2015 when Pauline had an undisclosed illness that saw her in and out of hospital for many years.

In a 2019 interview, Kalonzo explained how it had been tough for them but that God had come through for them.

“On a personal level, it has been a year of challenges here and there but we thank God. It’s been a year when I’ve seen God perform his own miracles in my life and as a family we thank God for taking me through this year.”

Adding, “Pauline is stable, we thank God and that’s all I’d like to say. I thank all the friends who have been praying for us and for her, we still expect God’s miracle in her life,” said Kalonzo back in 2019.

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‘There Is No Cause For Alarm,’ Whispers Kalonzo Musyoka On Wife’s Medical State

NASA principal Kalonzo Musyoka has rubbished reports that his wife Pauline is dead.

Speaking to the Star on the phone from Germany yesterday, Kalonzo said his wife is still alive and is undergoing treatment.

He trashed rumours on social media about her death.

My wife is receiving treatment. There is no cause for alarm,” said the former Vice President.

There are rumours on various social media platforms about her demise. Some social media users posted messages of condolence to Kalonzo’s family.

Pauline, a former employee of the Central Bank of Kenya, fell ill in 2015. She had been admitted to the Nairobi Hospital before being referred to a hospital in Germany for specialised treatment.

Kalonzo, who was NASA leader Raila Odinga’s running mate in the August 8 General Election, has been out of the political arena for several months. He has been looking after his wife in Germany.

Recently, NASA leaders including principal Moses Wetang’ula and governors Josephat Nanok (Turkana) and Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni) visited the Wiper Democratic Movement leader in Germany.

Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr urged Kenyans to stop speculation on Pauline’s health and instead join the family in praying for her quick recovery.

Those circulating rumours about Pauline Musyoka should stop. She is well and we should all pray for her quick recovery,” he said.


Wiper executive director Jared Siso termed the rumours devilish and malicious. Siso told Kenyans the rumours are hearsay that does not deserve any attention.

The malicious rumours are from enemies of the family. They are ill-intentioned. We hereby inform Kenyans that contrary to the wishes of doomsayers, Mrs Kalonzo is alive and recuperating. It is unfortunate that certain elements in society would derive pleasure in spreading malicious propaganda on the health of the spouse of their political nemesis,” Siso said.

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