Valerie Kimani tells all

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November 19, 2010 – Singer Valerie Kimani has broken the silence over the drama surrounding her pregnancy.

Speaking on Citizen TV’s Power Breakfast this morning, Valerie spoke to presenter Jimmi Gathu about getting a child with a married man (Eric Wainaina) and the decision to keep it.

While not exactly confirming what happened while on the Mo Faya tour, Valerie did confess that it was hard for her not to take it out on the baby.

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“My family supported me big time,” she said.

Valerie has been under the radar for just over a year now after the scandal surrounding her tryst with Eric reached near epic proportions.

She was the subject of scorn, derision and hate from the Kenyan public.

“I remember seeing a group on facebook called let’s shame Valerie Kimani. It really hurt and I thought, do these guys think I am not ashamed,” said the TPF winner.

She said it was hard to deal with the problem at the time, but she just had to do it.

“It was difficult not to take it out on the baby. It was an emotional time.”

Valerie added: “I am a very private person. So for me to come out and say what I have means I have given it a lot of thought… It was time to face up.”

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The singer flatly refused to give comment on questions Jimmi asked regarding Eric and his wife Sheba, saying that she was talking about her experience and that was that.

While dealing with the issue and the public outrage, Valerie’s son Zion was born, and he is now about three months old.

Valerie has been performing a lot recently, featuring at the ASAP series at the Karen Country Lodge and also headlining for Jonathan Butler at the Bomas of Kenya recently.

She was also placed on the top spot of a countdown carried by Studio 53 Extra last month, titled “Africa’s Top 10 Ethnic Beauties”.

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  • Diana

    Good stuff Valerie! I think its about time people realise that she is her own person. Fine we might not agree with what she did, but its done and calling her names shall not make anything better/worse. She needs to be supported as whom she is and given a big up for her music

  • njeri chege

    As much as we cannot say what happened was not right well Valerie you have a life to live and we all make mistakes but so long as we have learnt from them then we can ask for forgiveness mostly from our creator,as for the rest of us lets learn to be judgemental otherwise there are so many out there who have not been highlighted and are also in the same mess.

  • Japheth

    I thought she had a boyfriend!

  • Pope

    I liked it when Gathu told her that "I am 40 and i have seen this stuff, dont worry"

  • Josephine Kariuki

    I dont judge Val and neither should anyone out there.. the father is equally to blame coz they created that baby BOTH of them. Why is Eric not being attacked? Why was he not called names? Its shows just how sick our society is and how women are looked down. Just because she gave gave birth with a married man does not demonise her. Let Eric have his share of blame as well. It takes 2 to tango.

  • Anonymous

    what a shame…..

  • Carol

    Shame on both Valerie and Eric. Val, how dare you get pregnant with someone's husband?Now you want upkeep as if the baby project was your money making scheme! Eric, how dare you cheat on your wife? The only innocent people in this sage are Sheba and her two daughters.

  • Veronica

    She is a class act. She messed up but learnt from it and is dealing with it the right way. Which is more than I can say for one Mr. Eric Wainiaina who seems to be using the media to tarnish her instead of taking responsibility.

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