Has singer Kambua and husband welcomed their first child?

Kambua [@kambuamuziki]

If there was a list of Kenyan celebrities who are extremely private, singer Kambua would undoubtedly top it.

The celebrated gospel songbird cum TV host and her husband Pastor Jackson Mathu have reportedly welcomed their first child.

According to sources, the former Rauka show host gave birth on 10 August 2019, to a bouncing baby boy, Nathaniel Muhoro Mathu.

God’s gift

In touching message to women struggling with childlessness a month ago, the Bado Nasimama hitmaker heavy with Nathaniel- meaning God’s gift, described her pregnancy as a miracle.

She narrated that the journey was not simple and in her own words, "messy, hope-filled, scary, joyful, and just very complicated."

Kambua acknowledged the struggle she had to go through to carry her child to term and encouraged women waiting on God for a child to keep their trust in Him.

“I've been around long enough and been through enough to know that pregnancy journeys are not perfect- far from it. They are messy, hope-filled, scary, joyful, and just very... complicated.

Kambua [@kambuamuziki]

"I also know that for waiting wombs, pregnancy announcements can be serious triggers. I have lived it- how you just want to be so happy for others but somehow your own grief and struggle overwhelms you.

"But my years of waiting allowed God to deal with my heart. He taught me that He was enough for me and that I was complete in Him. I didn't know how or when God would turn the tide for me, I did, however, know, that even when it hurt beyond words, my trust would always be in Him,” she wr

Prayer for those not happy with her pregnancy

The singer also, in the lengthy Instagram post, added that she was aware that there are a number of people who were triggered by her pregnancy announcement and prayed that may their darkness, also, turn into sparks of hope.

“For any woman whose pain was triggered by my announcement, I have prayed that God will turn your darkness into a spark of hope. I pray that your faith is renewed in knowing that His power knows no bounds. I pray that you find yourself whole in Him.

"Motherhood does not complete us; God does. Motherhood is a great calling, but it's not the only calling,” she added.


During an interview at a local TV station, the songbird explained how she was constantly pestered on when she will get a child considering she has been married for close to seven years.

“Today I saw a comment and deleted it because this guy commented on my Instagram and he says ‘When are you going to get pregnant, you’re getting old. I remember thinking, the reason why it angers me is that people don’t even know what your journey is like. They don’t know what you’re struggling with.

They don’t know if you even what to have children. They don’t know if you can have children and there are so many people especially today who are struggling with infertility. It so unfortunate that we become such a culture of being so intrusive and putting people down,” she noted.

Kambua [@kambuamuziki]


The singer said ‘I do’ 5 to the pastor and businessman at an invite-only garden wedding held at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club in 2012.

Dressed in an Haute Couture Imperial wedding gown, Kambua and Mathu’s reception was held at Ridgeways Garden and graced by fellow gospel artistes Esther Wahome and Mercy Masika among others.