Esther Wangui and her two lovely daughters, Gabriella Nyambura and Adilyn Wambui, grace this month’s cover.

 Esther, 28, runs a communication consultancy firm. She is also involved in children related programmes and projects, a passion born from a need to help young people going through traumatic experiences such as those of her childhood.

Esther describes her two-and-a half-year old Gabriella as a natural leader and a people’s person. Adilyn, who is 11 months old, comes out as more guarded, strong willed and has a smile for everyone.

Esther loves to travel, swim and taking walks in the park. With time, she has incorporated her daughters in these activities offering her an opportune time to bond with them. She describes motherhood as the best gift as it has taught her to be patient, tone her temper and be empathic. She reassures new mothers that they have all they need for their children and also believes being a mum doesn’t mean losing oneself.

Read more about Esther in the Real life column.


Clothes and Shoes: Model’s own

Hair and Grooming: Models were self-styled

Make-up: Esther’s make-up by Joyce Muombe of Ashley’s Salon at the Mall, Westlands

Photography: Patrick Ndiba, Ark Studios Limited