Mother-In-Law actress succumbs to Cancer


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Mother-In-Law actress Beth Mbaya, fondly called ‘Wanade’ after her character on the popular television show, passed away early this morning. The actress, a mother of two sons, was battling cancer, as revealed by TV anchor Janet Mbugua in a Facebook post, and had reportedly become incapacitated to the point she could not speak.

The news of her death was met with shock from the acting fraternity, and the Mother-In-Law Facebook Page confirmed her passing this morning with a post: ‘‘It is indeed a sad day. May the LORD grant her family peace and rest her soul in eternal peace.’’

Fans, fellow actors and local celebrities took to Twitter to offer their condolences. Ruth’s two son are also actors. Kamau Mbaya plays the popular character of Baha on Machachari while Mungai Mabaya is an actor on Makutano Junction.

We at Capital FM offer our sincerest condolences to the family.

Photo credit: Facebook


Wangui Gitei

Lover of life and music.


  • may God see her family through this trying times and may she rest in peace.

  • Sydney

    It is very unfortunate to lose such a heroin. May her family be strong In Christ

  • May God rest her soul in eternal peace.

  • rip beth we loved u some much but God loved u more than we did.

  • JB


  • RIP … God loved you more

  • May God Rest her Soul in Eternal Peace.

  • sarah winjih

    may the console her family.may her soul rest in eternal peace.

  • mary maina

    rest in eternal peace

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