Karen Nyamu: Samidoh is too good for one woman

Nominated Senator Karen Nyamu has given an insight into her views on polygamy, claiming that certain men should not be restricted to a monogamous relationship.

Speaking to bloggers on Thursday (November 30), the mother of three expressed her support for polygamy, suggesting that not all men should be exclusive to one woman.

“Why monopolise a good man all to yourself? Some men are meant to be shared and that is why I strongly support polygamy,” she said.

On her relationship with Mugithi artist Samidoh, Karen admitted that their journey has been fraught with challenges, with instances of unfollowing each other online.

“We’ve unfollowed each other multiple times, but that doesn’t hold significant weight for us,” she shared during the interview.

Karen Nyamu took a leading role in mobilising Members of Parliament to raise funds for Samidoh during the launch of his foundation at Parklands Sports Club.


In her speech, she spoke of Samidoh’s commitment to charity and emphasised that the funds raised would be put to good use.

He is a giver

“I am a witness of the passion he has for giving and normally he does not even shout. I am surprised he has videos of him giving. He is a giver and he can give and be left without anything. Your contribution will go to a good course. We invited many in our senate and some of them have sent me, the speaker has sent me and others.”

In October, Karen defended her relationship with the married artist, despite the controversy it has caused.

The couple, who have two children together, have been the subject of intense public scrutiny, especially after Samidoh’s wife left with their three children to live in the US.

In a candid interview with NTV’s Fredrick Muitiriri on October 9, Karen was adamant that she had not broken any laws by being in a relationship with a man who was already married.

“Am I the only one who posts her family online? Have you seen the president’s family online? That’s not a fair question. Do you know Kenyan law properly? Go and check the law that was passed in our parliament about polygamy. I have not broken any law in that situation. There are kids involved, and I follow the law correctly,” Karen passionately responded when asked about the ethical dimensions of her relationship.

Samidoh’s wife, Edday Nderitu, has on several occasions made it clear that she was not ready to bring up her children in a polygamous marriage.

“I am not in any polygamous marriage as stated I left the husband for whoever needed him more. I made a decision to remove myself and my kids from that toxic environment especially my teen daughter who unfortunately is the direct recipient of unbelievable behaviour displayed,” she wrote on Instagram in July.

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