MP Recalls Heartbreak After She Was Dumped for Being Poor

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  • Samburu West MP, Naisula Lesuuda, on Thursday, recalled a time she was dumped by her first boyfriend in campus for being poor.

    In an interview with The Standard, the legislator termed the experience as the worst for her while she was pursuing her degree in communication and community development at Daystar University. 

    "My worst moment was my dating experience. My first attempt at dating did not work out because my boyfriend made it clear to my face that I had nothing to offer him because I was not from the same social class.

    "He went to date another lady from the same social class as his. You just don’t forget such an experience," she explained.

    Samburu West MP Naisula Lesuuda during a previous event.

    She, however, did not let the experience define her life stating that each relationship was different.

    "Looking at other people who dated and got married to those they dated in campus, I learnt that you can’t use one person’s experience to say that dating doesn’t work. Everyone’s experience is different and special," she was quoted by the publication.

    Lesuuda explained that her time in university wasn't easy as she relied on scholarships and bursaries to cater for the fees. 

    "I experienced culture shock. The only time I came to Nairobi was when I used to go for Bible camps which was a different set up from being in campus. There were cliques, outrageous fashion and the urban rich kids to contend with. I was a quiet student who had one friend at a time," she added.

    The Samburu West MP stated that she could not engage in any income generating activities while in campus because she was under strict instructions from her father.

    "No. My dad was very clear that he had taken me to school to study so I had to focus on just that," she conveyed.

    Samburu West MP Naisula Lesuuda with Robert Kiplagat during their wedding day on November 18, 2018.