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Kate Actress responds to Phil Karanja’s decision to sell her push gift, a BMW X3

Film director Philip Karanja and his wife, Catherine Kamau alias Kate Actress have clarified why he sold his black BMW X3, a vehicle he had previously gifted her as a push gift.

In a recent interview with Nairobi News, Karanja disclosed that he sold the luxury vehicle valued at approximately Sh3.5 million.

The decision to sell the car was attributed to its exorbitant maintenance costs, prompting Karanja to express regret over his initial decision to purchase it.

“I love cars a lot, and so I was young and foolish, and I spent so much on my car, and it has been a very expensive journey to maintain. I am like, that is a car I would have used wisely somewhere. I sold it. I have decided to go back on Uber,” Karanja explained.

Karanja had shared an image with the BMW X3 just a day before announcing his separation from Kate Actress in September 2023.

Also read: ‘I was foolish,’ TV Director Phil Karanja on selling his BMW X3 – Exclusive

The image featured Karanja beside the sleek vehicle he had gifted Kate for her birthday in January 2020, a month after the birth of their child.

Kate Actress enthusiastically celebrated the luxurious gift on her social media in January 2020, sharing a video showcasing her new ride with captions expressing gratitude and faith.

“Every push has been rewarded,” she captioned a video showcasing the new ride, with another post quoting, “God says try me! Do your part!”

The former couple, Karanja and Kate clarified that the car was sold through mutual consent.

In a social media statement, Karanja wrote, “I wish to officially document that the vehicle was sold with mutual consent, and there are no disputes with Kate, contrary to any portrayals suggesting otherwise.”

Kate Actress reposted the statement, adding, “Kindly redirect that energy to watching the new season of Becoming CEO. We ain’t about that life poleni and thank you.”