Mother-In-Law actress Charity Mwamba's painful journey in acting. PHOTO | BMS
Mother-In-Law actress Charity Mwamba's painful journey in acting. PHOTO | BMS

Actress Charity Mwamba's real name Elizabeth Wanjiru said she has been living all alone after parting ways with her Ugandan husband Shem Bageine, who also took away their children.



The Mother-in-law actress has not had it easy after losing 10 out of 12 siblings under unclear circumstances.


 According to her, being an actress has helped her overcome the loneliness. The 77-year-old actress has, however, had a chance to see the children at least once since they left.


Actress Elizabeth Wanjiru has been on TV for 11 years in the local TV drama, Mother-In-Law. She is known for her conspicuous role as a mother-in-law and also the main character in the Citizen TV program.


Wanjiru disclosed she has been aging without her children around her after her Ugandan ex-husband, Shem Bageine, left with the five children.


 "I was married by a Ugandan and during the time of dictator Idd Amin, we were affected with Ugandan politics so we parted ways. A very serious thing happened; he took away our children. I live alone like a woman who never gave birth," said Wanjiru.


"I had brought them up so well and the last born was in class 6, the child was 12 years. It has been a hard life living alone but God has helped me. I think I am the happiest person all thanks to being an actress," said Wanjiru.


The retired teacher said she has always kept her children in prayers, adding that she is now a proud grandmother of 11. She still has her wedding ring even after her husband left saying she has not had an opportunity to ask for a divorce.


The actress parted ways with her husband in the 80s and retired from her teaching career in 1997. Her husband of 13 years left her in 1981 for another wife who was also residing in Kenya. Her husband, Shem Bageine, left Kenya in 1987 with their three children, two daughters, and last born son after his passport was revoked to pursue politics in his motherland Uganda.

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