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Doreen Majala: How I left my ex-hubby at night

Former NTV Swahili news anchor Doreen Majala has revealed the fine details of the time and hour she dumped her former husband.

In a post on Instagram, Majala also narrated how she called off the relationship at night after going through domestic violence while married to Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi.

She said that after having enough, she walked out of the marriage with her handbag and had to start life from scratch again.

She went on to encourages other who were going through difficult situations to dust themselves up and carry on with life.

“The courage of walking away at night with only a handbag and starting from scratch, I tell you today, it is possible to get back on your feet no matter your story, the disrespect from intruders who thought it is possible to break through someone’s wall and camp next to it. Let nobody tell your story,” she wrote.


Majala was depressed at the time of the divorce as she filed a case in court but later decided to settle the matter out of court in agreement estimated at Sh3 million.

The agreement saw the MP saved from a two-year jail term which could have seen him loss his parliamentary seat.

In February 2018, the former news anchor sent out a distress call on social media, claiming that her life was in danger.

“Writing this with a lot of fear. My life is in danger. This evening at about 9.50 p.m. my husband Mwingi Central Member of Parliament Gideon Mulyungi assaulted me at our Karen home and I sustained head injuries at the back of my ear, resulting to my left ear going numb,” the post read.

During the hearing of their divorce case, Majala described the MP as “a man with unforgivable temper”.

Majala quit NTV in December 2019 to focus on her first love which is law.