Rachael Wanja, the daughter of Murang’ a Governor Mwangi Wairia, has opened up about her failed relationship with Benson Gatu.
Ms Wanja and the budding politician were together for about a year before going their separate ways. Their relationship came after Gatu separated from Governor Sonko’s daughter Saumu Mbuvi before she gave birth.
The same fate seems to have befallen Ms Wanja who addressed the break-up in a Q&A session with her fans on Instagram.
“Sh*t happens, you know? It’s just a thing with young people… It’s normal! And honestly, the truth is I should be angry, resentful and disillusioned about relationships but I’m not. Love did not work with that person. But it can work with another.” Wrote Ms Wanja.
Responding to another fan who asked the same question, Wanja said, “Not all relationships are meant to have a ‘happily ever after’.”
Another IG user asked, “I know this is personal but are you and Gatu still together? You were goals.” The governor’s daughter responded, “No, we aren’t… maybe we were ‘goals’ because we only showed you our highs and that’s the thing with social media… no one posts their ‘failures’.”
On co-parenting with her baby daddy, the young mother said, “Unfortunately, I have no experience in that but I always admire parents who continue sharing parental responsibilities even after their relationship has failed. That’s maturity at its best.”
Asked if she would allow her daughter and father to meet, Wanja said, “He[Benson Gatu] chose not to be in his daughter’s life. I would present that fact to my daughter for her to make a decision whether or not to let him in. Even the Bible tells us we have the power to choose life or death.”
Rumors of their break up gathered pace in August last year after Ms Wanja pulled down photos of Gatu from her socials.