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Embakasi East Member of Parliament (MP) Babu Owino has opened up on the secret to his happy marriage with his beautiful wife Faith Muthoni, sharing nuggets of wisdom that have made their relationship flourish.

The second-term legislator, in an exclusive interview with Nairobi News, shared that he is grateful for the gift of his wife, saying, “I am a very lucky man because I got a good woman, who is loving, beautiful at heart, beautiful physically, very religious, saved woman,” Babu said.

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Embakasi East MP Babu Owino with his wife, Fridah Ongili. PHOTO | SCREENSHOT

The MP also shared that the ‘spell’ that has been binding them in the 12 years of marriage is God, compatibility, and communication.

“I pray with my wife every single morning and in the evening before we sleep, we kneel down together and pray. We make God the leader of the family and our house.”

Dispelling nuggets of what couples should do for their relationship to thrive, the lawmaker insisted that couples should treat each other the same way they first met and fell in love.

He advised them to go to the movies, travel together, and have a meal somewhere out of the house.

According to Babu, the treatment does not have to be expensive as the most important thing is the time the two love birds spend together.

“We date like the first day we started dating. Treat your person the same way you treated them while dating. It doesn’t need to be expensive,” he adds, urging couples to also talk about their family goals and vision.

“Discuss issues affecting your relationship, short term, medium term and long-term goals should also be part of your conversation,” he said.

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Couples should also learn to raise above petty issues to make their marriage a success, with him attributing the success of his marriage to lovemaking.

“The most important factor, make love as a couple, as frequent as possible so that you avoid temptation outside therefore both partners. Marriage is easy even though people say they are in hell in their marriages,” he opines.

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Appreciating each other in marriage is also a secret to a happy marriage the MP revealed.

“Appreciate how beautiful she is, how she is dressed, it’s very immediately so that even when she meets other men outside here who start appreciating her already these are things, she hears from you so she won’t be confused by other men,” he added.

If a man is able, he should give his wife a monthly allowance.

“If you can, give your wife something small every month for her upkeep, she can go to salon, fuel her vehicle and meet up for coffee with friends.”

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Embakasi East MP Babu Owino with his wife. PHOTO | FILE

In his 12 years of marriage Babu and his wife have learnt to correct each other positively without embarrassing the other person. Checking up on your partner while not together is also important for the relationship’s success.

“Check up on your partner, ask them how they are doing even at work. Remember they spend a lot of time with other people because of work, in the cause of the day, please communicate ask your partner how their day is, those are small things but very important in marriage.”

According to Babu, there is no miracle in marriage, ‘you just need to play by the rules and the rules are simple.’ His parting shot, “If you want to change your partner, change yourself first.”

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