Comedian Njugush and his wife Celestine have revealed that they were not ready to be parents when they realised they were pregnant.
According to the couple, the year 2017 was the toughest. They had planned to get their baby one year after their wedding to be a bit stable as none of them was working
Njugush had left Real Househelps of Kawangware show while his wife had stopped her marketing job.
Speaking in their YouTube channel yesterday, Njugush said they had to endure a lot as he pushed to make a name in the industry.
“I had just left the Real Househelps of Kawangware show. I had no idea what to do. We got married but we were both jobless. I had planned to get a baby after one year so atleast by then we would have looked for something to do, and get some cash.
“Around June, we got a job with Bountiful Safaris who wanted us to do marketing for them. We signed a deal with them.
They took us to Mombasa, and like normal I carried my sanitary pads,” they narrated.
All this time, they did not know they were pregnant.
Celestine expressed her disappointment with her husband that he was unable to prevent her from getting pregnant.
“Tim uliniboo sana, four months and I was pregnant, I was disappointed that his withdraw game was weak. By then, I started having some cramps and my monthly menses did not come,” Celestine said.
On returning from Mombasa, they visited their friends Abel and explained to them how she was feeling.
“We even prayed for my periods to come. We were not ready to be parents. I went and found Judy selling clothes, she had two maternity dresses, she gave me ati in case kuna mtu, utakua unavaa hizo,” she said.
That is when reality started hitting them.
“I went to a chemist and bought a testing kit. I bought and that distance from there to home, hatukuongeleshana.
I went direct kwa loo, tested and Njugush was like, hautoki,” she said,
Njugush added that he could hear his wife crying from the washroom and he knew the test were positive.
“I was telling God, liwe liwalo. We even sold our TV. We used to cook ugali made of flour and potatoes. I was crying because I was so worried what we would give our baby.”
According to Celestine, that was her longest night as she cried the whole night.
After that, more gigs started coming in, including Blaze with Safaricom and now more money started coming in.
They explained that they even missed clinics as they did not have money for some tests that were required.
“As a man, I told God to come through. I used to sleep for the whole day. No food and her cravings were for food that was from outside,” Njugush said.
They say that they are grateful they went through that as they became close to God and so prayerful.
They says that their son is a blessing and that is why they called him Tugi meaning Generosity.
“Tugi is a blessing and he came at a time we thought we were not perfect but God made it perfect. He was to be given names like Jayden .”
The couple is now doing so well and is now living in their own home.