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Gladys Shollei talks failed marriage, raising 4 children & marrying ex-boyfriend

Gladys Boss Shollei, the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, has talked about her first marriage and the decision to marry her ex-boyfriend.

Deputy Speaker Gladys Shollei at the International Parliamentarians Panel for Freedom of Religion, or Belief (IPPFoRB) Conference at Serena Hotel, Nairobi on May 2, 2023

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Gladys Boss Shollei, has shared intimate details about her life.

In an interview with TV47 on the segment 'Mfahamu Kiongozi', the Uasin Gishu Woman Representative delved into her past, discussing her first failed marriage, raising her four children, and her subsequent marriage to an ex-boyfriend from her university days.

Shollei's 25-year marriage to her ex-husband, Sam Shollei, ended in divorce in January 2020.

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Despite keeping their marital issues private, the divorce eventually became public knowledge upon its finalisation. According to Shollei, she had three children from her first marriage.

"I had three children, from that marriage and a fourth one and that marriage fell apart," she said.

Moving forward, Shollei entered a relationship with Neil Horn, a man she had dated during her university years at the University of Cape Town.

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Their love story gained public attention in 2020 when their pictures circulated on social media.

The couple tied the knot in a traditional wedding in Kenya, followed by a white wedding in Cape Town. They later hosted a celebration in Kenya for relatives who couldn't attend the Cape Town ceremony.

"And yes I moved on and I'm married to somebody I always knew. I dated him in ...before..... when I was at the University of Cape Town.

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"We had a traditional wedding here in Kenya, then I had a white wedding in Cape Town, and then later had a small celebration here in Kenya for my cousins and relatives who didn't come to Cape Town," she said.

Neil Horn, Shollei's husband, is a Specialist Psychiatrist, as per his LinkedIn profile. He currently serves as a part-time Specialist Psychiatrist at the Chiromo Hospital Group.

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Shollei shared joyous wedding photos of her son's marriage in July 2023, expressing pride as he welcomed his bride, Ms. Joy Cheptile.

"My heart overflowed with joy and pride as my son, Dr. Kim Kogos, tied the knot with his beautiful bride, Ms. Joy Cheptile," she exclaimed.

As the mother of the groom, Shollei extended her heartfelt wishes to the newlywed couple, hoping for their enduring happiness and abundant blessings in their marriage.

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