Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen treated his wife Gladys Wanjiru to an exquisite birthday party as she turned 40 years old on August 16, 2021.
The Senator teamed up with close friends to make the day memorable for Wanjiru on the day before she joined ‘4th floor’.
“Yesterday, the eve of my birthday, friends and family suprised me to a birthday party. We ate, we danced, pictures were taken, speeches were made, prayers were made! We laughed! we cried! We smiled! Laughter filled the air as we danced some more!
“I got a reminder of how blessed I am! How much love surrounds me. How much I am loved! Today, as I turn 40, my heart is full. I thank God for the gift of family! Of friends who are now family! Of family that I can not trade for any other!
Wanjiru expressed hope that the next phase of life will bring its fair share of blessings as his husband also wished her well.
Murkomen shared that despite hitting 40, Wanjiru reamins 16 years old in his eyes.
“I have known you for 21 years. More than half of your life. You are my bosom friend,my confidant and my soulmate. You turned 40 but to me your just 16. The fourth floor looks so good on you. The party has just began. The kids and I wish you a very Happy birthday darling,” he said in a post.
The couple met at the University of Nairobi where they were both pursuing law at the time.
Wanjiru would come through for Murkomen after she landed a job first while Murkomen was still hustling and supported him through the period as he struggled to find his footing.
“I married my classmate at the University of Nairobi. We met in 2000 and got married about nine years later. She is my best friend. She got a proper job before me and stood with me on the financial front. She sent me fare and even bought the first car we used. I appreciate her for all the support,” Murkomen said.
They dated for six years before exchanging vows on 12th November, 2009.