- On Thursday, February 3, veteran Kenyan politician Beth Mugo announced the passing of her husband Nicholas, a former ambassador
- The senator said her husband died at the Nairobi hospital where he was hospitalised
- The lovebirds, who had been together for over 63 years, are the true definition of couple goals
Politician Beth Mugo has lost her husband Nicholas, after over six decades together.
Nicholas proposed to her when he was 22, and they went on to spend a lifetime together.
TUKO.co.ke compiled lovely images of the senator and her deceased soul mate:
1. Going on supervised dates
Beth said that they never went out on dates as she had a strict father.
Her father, a former District Commissioner, did not want her daughter to be seen standing with men on the road.
“He always encouraged us to bring our suitors home,” she said.
The two would have supervised dates at her home.
2. Proposing to Beth
Beth was 19 years old when Nicholas, then aged 22 asked for her hand in marriage.
“He told me I was the only girl that he had ever loved. That was enough for me,” she previously said.
3. Wedding eve drama
Their wedding was not without drama as the evening before they walked down the aisle, Nicholas was arrested.
“It was during the State of Emergency time,” Beth said.
Nicholas namedropped Muigai, Beth’s DC dad and the European arresting him freed him.
4. Stark personalities
Nicholas and Bethtied the knot and were blessed with four children. However, their characters could not be more different.
While Beth is an outspoken politician who has always been comfortable with the limelight, Nicholas was soft-spoken and avoided the media for most of his life.
5. In sickness and in health
The two soul mates lived up to their wedding vows, in sickness and in health as Beth was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011.
Her hubby stood by her as she underwent treatment and was declared cancer-free.
6. Celebrating 61 years together
Their 61st-anniversary celebrations held in the city in 1029 saw numerous prominent personalities attend among them President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ken Lusaka, Justice Njoki Ndung’u and former Othaya MP, Mary Wambui.
7. Marriage lessons
Beth, who described Nicholas as caring, understanding and a gentleman, said in their decades together, they saw the importance of God.
“We have seen God. He has been our guide,” she said.