Farida Wambui’s parents refused to take ruracio from Daddy Owen’s family. They also skipped her wedding
By Camy Akinyi-Gecaga
It does not end wrong-even in most marriages-it starts wrong. Gospel musician Daddy Owen was dumped by his fetching yellow-yellow wife, Farida Wambui, before Christmas last year. But red flags started four year’s earlier-with parental disapproval.
Then ‘Miss Rona’ came calling. Daddy Owen went rock bottom broke during lockdown. There were no gigs during curfews. Wambui, tired of footing the bills, fell for Albert Njuguna, a loaded 53 year old married tycoon with interests in microfinance, hospitality, property and real estate, tours and tenders.
Wambui has a son whose Baby Daddy the parents wished was the one marrying her…not Daddy Owen
It was at Njuguna’s Kika Lodge in Gilgil Nakuru County where Wambui said yes! a week after leaving the down-on-his-luck musician with their two sons.
That ended Daddy Owen’s four year marriage-which, according to family sources, did not enjoy the blessings of Wambui’s parents. See, Wambui has a son whose Baby Daddy the parents wished was the one marrying her, not Daddy Owen. But ruracio is the preserve of paternal uncles who saved the day by accepting Daddy Owen’s bride price.
Their honeymoon was in Belgium, but the marriage which produced another son had other issues
Their honeymoon was in Belgium, but the marriage which produced another son had other issues. Like their educational differences: Wambui holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Nairobi and a Masters in Marketing and Strategy from Daystar.
Daddy Owen who had no gigs since March publicly confessed to battling depression
Owen, on the other hand, left Eshisiru Secondary school in Kakamega and
graduated into a petty thief in Nairobi. A near death experience from the
harambee of bodily harm meted via a mob justice was his Damascus Moment to
accepting Jeso Kristo as his personal savior enroute to finding fame as a gospel musician from 2003.
Then came the pandemic and attendant lockdowns and curfews in 2020. Living large when the times were good worked against Daddy Owen who had no gigs since March. He publicly confessed to battling depression.
Some of Daddy Owen’s Luhya relatives worked where Wambui was having private dinners
was left footing the bills. She could afford it having been in high profile
jobs including her current position as Market Access and Pricing Lead for East Africa
at an international drugs company.
In fact, Wambui used her position to move around in the name of ‘price meetings with the Ministry of Health’ since the government was importing ‘Miss Rona’ vaccines through her company. But the outings were mostly to hang out with Njuguna at Kika Lodge in Gilgil and the upmarket Cliff Hotel, Nakuru.
Daddy Owen took his sons to Rufftone’s Karen home and rushed to Gilgil where he confirmed his worst fears
Unbeknown to both Wambui and Njuguna, some of Daddy Owen’s Luhya relatives worked where they were having private dinners. It was these relatives who informed Daddy Owen that they had spotted Wambui with her new flame cruising in a grey Range Rover- KCX **1Z- around Gilgil.
Daddy Owen took his sons to Rufftone’s Karen home and rushed to Gilgil where staffers at Kika Lodge confirmed his worst fears: His four year old marriage had ended in premium tears.
I never thought he ever had eyes for me considering his celebrity status and the number of women he met
had all started one evening in 2012. Daddy Owen was in a business meeting at
Java Café, Junction Mall in Nairobi. Wambui recalled that although he had seen
him perform “I never thought he ever had eyes for me considering his celebrity
status and the number of women he met.”
Daddy Owen on his part also experienced palpitations of the heart at the presence of the gorgeous beauty: “I knew she was my wife from that moment I set my eyes on her. Instantly, I felt that she was the bone of my bones and the flesh of my flesh.”
Daddy Owen has since moved from their house in Westlands Nairobi and rented an apartment
Daddy Owen has since asked his fans for prayers “as I journey through this season.” He has since moved from their house in Westlands Nairobi and rented an apartment besides deleting all the photos of his wife on social media.
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