National Assembly Deputy speaker Gladys Shollei and her ex husband former Standard Group Limited boss Sam Shollei have today December, 28 reunited for their son’s initiation ceremony.
The two who were married from 1994 divorced in 2020 after Sam entered into another relationship with one of his employees at Standard Group Faith Ronoh who was 30 years younger than him.
Faith was just an intern when Sam’s roving eye caught her. She was quickly promoted within the ranks at the Mombasa road based media house before the CEO left his palatial home in Kitisuru and moved to her tiny apartment in Langata.
“I have carefully considered the petition. It is clear the marriage has experienced serious turbulence in the past few years. The parties herein have serious disagreements that led to their separation. Efforts to reconcile them have borne no fruit,” said a court when finalising their divorce in 2020.
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During the hearing which Ms Shollei opted not to appear in person she argued that Sam had resorted to erratic behaviour, including emotional ranting that call into question his mental stability and unless he is restricted, he poses a great danger to her and their 10-yer-old son.
The court ruling is reported to have favoured the former Judiciary chief registrar in that she was allowed to keep their Kitisuru estate as well as their Uasin Gishu matrimonial farm.
Ms Shollei was also granted custody over their two children and told the court that she needed no help from Sam in taking care of her family.
A few months after the Sam quickly moved to seal his relationship by officially marrying her through a Kalenjin traditional ceremony known as Koito.
Since then Sam and his ex wife, the deputy speaker have not been seeing eye to eye until today.
“With a heart filled with praise and thanksgiving, I celebrated my son’s Korom Arap Shollei coming of age,” said the deputy speaker on Facebook about her son’s initiation ceremony which according to pictures her ex husband also attended.
“ The child I carried as a mother for nine months and then breastfed is now a man. To my Heavenly Father I give all thanks, honour and glory,” she said.
Here are some of the pictures from the ceremony