Rufftone celebrates wife Krystal for 'holding down family' while he was pursuing music, politics

Rufftone celebrates wife Krystal for 'holding down family' while he was pursuing music, politics

Gospel musician Rufftone and wife Krystal. PHOTO | COURTESY

Legendary Kenyan Gospel musician-turned-politician Roy Smith Mwatia, popularly known as Rufftone, has described his wife Susan Njoki as a strong woman who has held their family down throughout all his endeavours; the highs and the lows.

Rufftone, speaking to Citizen Digital, said he would not be half the man he is today without the presence and love of his wife Susan Njoki, also known as Krystal, in his life.

This comes after 'Mr. Igi Igi', as he is also usually known, came off a nearly two-decade long musical career and jumped right into politics, seeking the Nairobi Senatorial seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket before eventually dropping his bid and backing the party's candidate Bishop Margaret Wanjiru.

Throughout these two periods in his life, Rufftone said, he has sometimes been forced to be away from home while chasing his ambitions, but his wife has never once wavered in her support of him. 

"I was a musician for all those years, some of which I was away out of the country on tours. And then I came back home, ndio huyo mimi tena nikaingia kwa siasa and, again, nikawa sikai kwannyumba sana," he narrated.

"Lakini amekuwa tu mtrue, she's stood by me all this while. She kept our family and held down our kids. I celebrate the woman that she is and has been with my whole being, words cannot be enough to describe how grateful I am to her."

Rufftone met Krystal in 2005, during which time she had gone for try outs at his Lampstand Record Label and he was moved by her beauty and calm demeanour.

Fast forward down the line, the two lovebirds held a traditional ceremony in 2012 before walking down the aisle in 2014.

They got they their first baby - a boy - in 2015, before welcoming a baby girl a year later.


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