Former Vitimbi actress Nyasuguta, whose real name is Eunice Wambui, says she witnessed a violent relationship between her dad and mum, which informed her decision to keep off relationships, fearing that she, too, would be beaten up by her partner.
Nyasuguta, who is still single, says she has since gone easy on her conviction, but says she has to fully audit a man’s character before accepting to date him.
“My mother has been more of a single parent to me because my dad left our home when I was still young. My mother’s experience in marriage made me vow to keep off relationships. I love being alone. But the violent relationship between mum and dad fueled my decision to keep away from men, who express interest in dating me. I fear being battered,” Nyasuguta told eDaily.
“It was tormenting to see my mother being beaten up by my dad. Worse still, having to cover up information about my parents’ fight to my fellow children, who would hear my mum’s screams; explaining to them what had transpired was difficult!”
But now that she has kind of gone easy on her decision to keep off men, what are some of the attributes she prioritises in a partner?
“I do not like a talkative man. He would easily turn me off. I wouldn’t want to date a man who blends so quickly with my female friends. I revere a calm person,” says Nyasuguta.
“I am very jealous. For instance, when we are hanging out with my friends, my guy should never stare at them (female friends). If he dares do that, I would walk away from the date.”
Nyasuguta says she does not mind being in a polygamous marriage, so long as her husband marries her as the first woman; and fully provides for her.
“I love attention. So long as I am wife number one; well taken care of; and never lacks, I don’t care if my man marries other women after me. Mimi niko fiti. He shouldn’t contract sexually transmitted diseases from other women though. I fear STIs,” says Nyasuguta.