Karen Nyamu biography, age, education, marriage, relationships, family, net worth

Karen Nyamu is a prominent politician in Kenya. She lives in Nairobi and is blessed with two lovely children. She has worked as a lawyer and as a politicians. In 2017, she made an unsuccessful attempt at being the Nairobi women representative. In 2023, she paused her ambitions and got nominated as a senator in Kenya Kwanza government. This is the biography of Karen Nyamu as explained by Bantu.

Karen Nyamu having fun
Karen Nyamu having fun

What is Karen Nyamu’s hometown?

Karen Nyamu was born in Eastland Nairobi. She is of the Agikuyu tribe but details about her ancestral home remain unknown.

The relationship history of Karen Nyamu

Karen does not have a husband. People say that her love life is very controversial and that she changes men often. So she can’t be married to anyone.

  • Jacob Juma, a wealthy city businessman, is rumoured to have had an affair with Karen.
  • Karen is also said to have had an affair with Anthony Kungu, the Betting Control and Licensing Board Chairman and a shareholder of Sportpesa.
  • Fidel Odinga had an affair with Karen behind his wife’s back.
  • DJ Saint Kevin with whom she bore a daughter.
  • Mugithi star Samidoh.

Karen Nyamu ex-husband and daughter

Karen is the mother of three kids, a boy with Samidoh and a girl (6 years old) with her ex DJ Saint Kevin. On social media, Karen Nyamu keeps posting images of her first child’s father. Kelvin is the name of her baby’s father; nothing is known about him but he is a DJ. Her most recent Instagram post, in which she wished her daughter’s father a happy Father’s Day, drew criticism.

Karen Nyamu's baby daddy
Karen Nyamu’s baby daddy and daughter

Karen and DJ Saint dated for a while and had a daughter. The two fought regularly, making DJ Saint quit the marriage. He argued that he did not want to bring up his children in a family with constant fighting.

Karen Nyamu and DJ Saint Kevin

Karen Nyamu and Simidoh Muchoki drama

Karen first met Samido in 2019 while Samidoh was presenting at a political gathering. She said that she did not know that Samido was married because he did not have a wedding band. She first became aware of Samidoh’s wife through a friend in politics.

Karen Nyamu and Samidoh
A collage of Karen Nyamu and Samidoh

In the Samidoh’s wife drama, Karen said that she does not battle Samidoh’s wife since she is so helpful, has even assisted her in registering a business, and is eager to help her obtain tenders. Samidoh didn’t recognize Karen’s son, which led to a public argument between the two of them in late February 2021. She pressured Samidoh to acknowledge her kid, and she got her desire.

The daring Karen Nyamu

This lady is quickly becoming the queen of drama. She was recently caught on camera interrupting a Samidoh concert in Dubai. Karen Nyamu was seen attempting to sit on Samidoh’s lap in front of his wife Edday Nderitu while Samidoh was having a good time with his wife. Karen Nyamu has a child with Samidoh, which could explain why she is causing all of this drama. When questioned about it, Karen Nyamu blamed it on alcohol. This and other topics will be discussed, and you will learn more about Karen Nyamu Biography.

Karen Nyamu’s drama was not the only one. Karen Nyamu was also caught on camera interrupting Karangu Muraya, another Kenyan musician. Nyamu entered the stage where Karangu was dancing, disrupting the entire scene. Karangu Muraya security was forced to come to Karen Nyamu’s aid, and she was returned to her seat.

Karen Nyamu’s real name, date of birth, and age

Karen Njeri Nyamu, popular as simply Karen Nyamu, was born in the Dem wa Mtaa section of Eastlands, Nairobi. Karen Nyamu was born in Nyeri County, Kenya, on December 14, 1982, and grew up there. She is currently 41 years old.

Karen Nyamu family

Nyamu is the second of three children in her family. Her father was a high school principal, and both her father and mother were teachers. She once said that she was the “black sheep” of her family because of how rebellious she was.

Karen Nyamu education background

Nyamu went to primary school in Nyeri County at the Kamakwa Primary School. She then went to Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School in Nyeri to finish secondary schooling. Nyamu went to the University of Nairobi after high school and got a Bachelor of Laws degree there. She earned her degree in 2006 and became a lawyer in 2007.

Nyamu worked as a lawyer in Nairobi after she finished her law degree. She became known as a good lawyer and paid much attention to cases. Her work as a lawyer gave her a taste of politics, and she soon became interested in how the country was run.

Karen Nyamu’s Career

Karen Nyamu is a lawyer. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and has her own law firm, Njeri Nyamu & Co Advocates.

Karen also served as the Director of Nairobi Water & Sewerage Company.

Karen Nyamu political career

Karen Nyamu political career
Karen Nyamu political career

Nyamu got involved in politics in 2013 when he ran for the position of Member of the County Assembly (MCA) in Nairobi County. She ran for office on a ticket from TNA (The National Alliance) and won. Nyamu was put in charge of the Nairobi County Assembly’s Committee on Education and Social Services. During her time in office, she started several projects to improve the county’s schools and social services.

Nyamu’s political career took a new turn in 2017 when she ran for the position of Woman Representative for Nairobi County. She ran for office on a Jubilee Party ticket and came second in a close race. Even though she didn’t win the seat, Nyamu became well-known for her ability to bring people together and speak her mind.


Nyamu is well-known in Kenya as a socialite, lawyer, and politician. In 2018, a video of her dancing with the governor of Nairobi, Mike Sonko, went viral on social media. This brought her to the public’s attention. The video was taken at a public event where the two danced to a popular Kenyan song. People had much to say about what happened, and some questioned Nyamu’s morals.

Karen Nyamu networth, salary, and sources of wealth

We all agree that any person in government has money. Karen Nyamu is no different. She owns  law firm being that she is a professional lawyer. She is also a  nominated senator for the UDA party, Kenya’s ruling party led by William Ruto. Being linked to a popular musician in Kenya also adds on her ability to accumulate wealth in Kenya. It is estimated that Karen Nyamu’s net worth is about Kes 40 million. Her income comes from her work as a lawyer and as a politician. Karen Nyamu’s earnings from both endeavors are unknown.

As a nominated senator, Karen Nyamu earns a similar amount as do all the senators in Kenya. The amount stands at Kes 760,000 (a basic salary of 510,000, a house allowance of 150,000, and a market adjustment of 134,000).

Karen Nyamu
Karen Nyamu
  • Also known as: Bae wa Nairobi
  • Real name:  Karen Njeri Nyamu
  • Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
  • Birthday: December 14, 1982
  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Star sign: Unknown
  • Birth place: Eastlands, Dem wa Mtaa, Nairobi
  • Height: N/A
  • Children: three children, 2 with Samidoh and 1 with DJ Saint
  • Net Worth: approximately Kes 40 million

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