Kenyan Star Finds Love in Seychelles

  • A Kenyan sports legend has found favour in the eyes of a Seychelles national who asked for her hand in marriage. 

    Malkia Strikers player, Jane Wacu, on Friday, January 25, intimated that she is set to start a family with her Seychelles lover at a date after August 2020.

    In an interview by K24 TV on Up Close With Betty, Wacu who also plays for Anse Royale Club in Seychelles, indicated that she intends to keep her to-be husband out of the public until the special moment comes.

    “I am happy in anticipation of a family and a baby of my own. I will be getting married to a Seychelles citizen whom we have dated for some time.

    “My plans had always been that I get settled with a husband and one baby by 2020. The only thing derailing this is our qualification for the Olympics, but once we are done with the competitions, the family life will start immediately,” remarked Wacu.

    Malkia Strikers players Janet Wanja and Jane Wacu in a past photo

    The longtime volleyballer also expressed her happiness in qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Japan, terming the achievement as one of the greatest milestones she has attained.

    “I have won all titles in Kenya, Africa and at my current club, but never succeeded in the Olympics. We are now working to make sure that we win in the oncoming major tournament.

    “Volleyball has given me a good life and I have been able to rely on my own efforts. This is a sign that talent can take anyone places.

    “I have been in Seychelles for three seasons at a club known as Anse Royale. The team is treating me well because the country really values sports,” remarked Wacu.

    Wacu also appreciated the government’s efforts to ensure the team prepares well for the Olympics, lauding President Uhuru Kenyatta for taking the centre stage. 

    “The president visited us during training in Mombasa and just seeing him was an indication that the government was ready to support us.

    “He ordered that all our needs be fulfilled. He actually indicated that we train in Turkey before heading to Japan for the games,” added Wacu.

    Wacu was born at Blue Valley, Nyeri County in 1985 and grew up in Majengo slums in the same county.

    Her star started shining while she was a student at Tetu High School, attracting the attention of national teams.

    “When I was in Form Three, the national women's junior team approached me to sign up with them. However, my principal rejected the move stating that I could only be signed after Form Four, remarked Wacu.

    A past photo of Malkia strikers player Jane Wacu in action

    She first joined Kenya Pipeline as a setter before moving to Kenya Prisons team where she was later trained as a prisons officer, a position she holds until today.

    She later joined the Seychelles tier one side, Anse Royale, for a one year contract before getting back to the Kenya Prisons team.

    The Seychelles-based team later recalled her for another contract in January 2019