Kathy and Allan Kiuna are the founders of the Jubilee Christian Church that is located at Parklands, Nairobi. The church’s influence and power on young Nairobians cannot be understated with the couple who started it being seeing as nearly infallible.
But there is more to the wealthy couple that meets the eye. Although they now live in the rosy suburbs of Runda, Allan and Kathy have known struggle and trouble.
Recently, Kathy spoke about the trials and tribulations that they went through before they made it saying that they should take things slow in marriage as it’s a lifetime commitment, something many ignore.
Sharing a glimpse of her marriage journey to Allan Kiuna, Kathy said,
“Just want to thank god for my cheerleader, my coach, my bishop, my hero and my best friend all in one. When I met him 27 years ago he was just a young man from Eastlands with nothing attached to his name apart from a vision. I thank God that I did not go for a man with a television coz I’d now be watching vision on that television. Before you get on admiring and goals subject, let me tell you. the roller coaster began soon after our wedding and the climbing journey all the way from the floor started.”
‘We were being housed by a widow and couldn’t afford even school fees and were sleeping on the floor in the same room with our two girls then. We couldn’t function at the junction and became like sister and brother. We kept saying the first stop when God comes through will be a hotel . Those who think it’s for food your right as well. all this while I never changed how I treated him and never disrespected him one day.”
She said that the reason she stayed with Allan was that she could see his vision,
‘I kept seeing the vision. we have built for the last 26 years and are still building coz I believe with all my heart that what I saw in him has not manifested fully. Keep watching this space. why all this stories, because you need to know that God gives you raw material. what you do with the raw material is what blesses or messes your life. What you admire now has 26 years of history.’
Her final piece of advice to young men and women was that they should try and build with people who are their peers instead of going for married men/women.