Janet Kanini Janet Kanini’s husband’s emotional message on their 10-year anniversary

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He also dished out some profound marriage advice to married couples.

play George Ikua and Janet Kanini Ikua wedding day photo - He has penned down an emotional message on their 10 year anniversary (George Ikua Facebook)

Former NTV journalist Janet Ikua passed on early last year after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer back in 2015.

Her stoic fight against the disease warmed the hearts of many Kenyans, and many were left heartbroken at the news of her demise.

Her husband George Ikua stood with her through that tough time, and even after her death, continues to keep her memory alive through the Kanini 4 Africa Foundation.

Today, March 3, marks 10 years since the two got married and George Ikua took to his Facebook page to reminisce on the good times he had with his wife.

“10 years ago, today, on March 7 2008, we wed and danced somewhere in Karen. I celebrate you Janee every day and thanks for the ride. Happy anniversary love. To all the friends and family that made that day the fun and laughter it was I am eternally grateful; we sure kicked ass,” he wrote.

play Janet and George Ikua during their wedding - he has penned down an emotional message on their 10 year anniversary. (George Ikua Facebook)


He went on to dish out some profound marriage advice to married couples.

“As I sit here reflecting on the journey that was and that is, I have come up with a few truths that I wish to share:

1. We are all potential widows or widowers; act like it today.

2.Marriage is about the two of you; keep the parents, siblings, friends and society in the audience, where they were at the wedding.

3. Learn to fight with your spouse; where you fight to stay not to be right.

4.Laughter is the magic glue; a good laugh heals a lot of hurts and as they cackle over, you will remember why you married them.

5.Create memories, travel by bus, cook her dinner, plant a tree, sing karaoke, walk in the sunset, whatever it is, this is all you will be left with when it’s all said and done.

play Janet and George Ikua - he has penned down an emotional message on their 10 year anniversary. (George Ikua Facebook)


6.When it comes to money, men treat her like your daughter, you don't count what you give. Ladies treat him like your dad, you protect and grow it and I know you wouldn't fleece your pops would you?

7.Be his or her number one fan. Understand and fight for their dreams, career and purpose. Urge them to be their best version of themselves they could be; not your version though. 

8.Dating is the opposite of marriage. One is about you and how they treat you right. The other is about him or her and how you treat them right. How one precedes the other is truly a concept of Hollywood. In my view friendship should precede marriage.

9. Marriage is not about kids; they are the icing on the cake. Don’t say you are in it for the icing. Enjoy that cake.


10. Take a good look at your spouse and if you can’t wipe their puke or sh**t, you have a big problem.

As casually as we say in sickness and in health, a time, a day is coming when you have to be their anchor when their body is broken.

Your spouse, hate them or love them, is the most important person in your life and today I wish you a happy X year X days Anniversary! One love.

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