Kenyan Politicians Who Married Foreign Wives, Husbands.

Here is a list of politicians who married foreign wives or husbands, who perhaps you didn’t know about. A lot of Kenyan political figures enjoy unique relationships and have spouses from other nationalities. Jambo Daily has created a list of politicians with foreign spouses, starting with the founding president and ticking up to more recent politicians.

Kenyan Politicians Who Married Foreign Wives, Husbands.

1. Jomo Kenyatta


Jomo first met teacher Edna Clarke while he was on business in London. When tragedy struck in 1942 and an air strike murdered her parents, Jomo gave her a shoulder to grieve on.

2. Simba Arati

Politicians Who Married Foreign
Photo/Simba Arati

The Kisii new governor frequently travels to political rallies with his Chinese wife. She goes by the name Kwamboka Simba, has lived in Kisii for a long time, and has a remarkable command of the language.

To the admiration of many, Kwamboka once led a throng in a Gusii SDA church hymnal during a rally.

3. Joyce Lay

In 2015, difficulties arose in the marriage of the former Taita Taveta woman representative and her mzungu husband, William Lay. Joyce requested that the relationship be dissolved, claiming irreconcilable differences.

They reconciled, though, and she revealed that she was assisting him in running DNA testing on a number of children from other women to discover whether he was their father.

4. Gladys Boss Shollei

Politicians Who Married Foreign
Gladys Boss Shollei and Husband. Photo/Courtesy

The former Uasin Gishu women’s rep and current national assembly deputy speaker was notably wed to Sam Shollei, a former CEO of the Standard Group. He filed for divorce in 2020 as they argued about alleged adultery in their marr