Uasin Gishu Women Rep Gladys Shollei has opened up for the first time since the acrimonious fallout with her ex-husband Sam Shollei that led to a divorce that was finalised last week. Gladys Shollei had remained hitherto silent in the face of trending stories about her divorce and her ex-husband marriage to Faith Rono.
The Uasin Gishu Women Rep who said she will be dropping the name ‘Shollei’ had no kind words for the man she used to call ‘my everything’. She recalls how her ex-husband became abusive, unruly, and to cap it all unfaithful. “I got pissed off when he use to come home with lady visitors claiming to be her staff,” the mother of four said.
“Sometimes he would come home drunk, sometimes he would go days on end without coming home. My husband had change and I had to make quick decisions for the sake of my 4 children”, she added feeling relieved.
The divorce has made headlines for the past few days and Sam seemed to have moved on quickly recently marrying Faith Rono in a private traditional ceremony that was attended by close friends.
Gladys Shollei boasts of a lustrous career spanning over 25 years. A lawyer by profession whose students include Elgeyo Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Daniel Maanzo, Irungu Kangata, Priscilla Nyokabi, Julie Soweto, Godfrey Musila, Augustino Neto among others. Initially she says she wanted to be an athlete.
Born to junior civil servants in 1969, Gladys went to Hill School before going to Loreto Girls in Matunda for her ‘O’-levels and later Moi Girls in Eldoret for her ‘A’ levels. She would then proceed to University of Nairobi in 1988 graduating in 1991. Its while at the University of Nairobi that she met her prince charming – Sam Shollei. Love blossomed and they married in 1993 after which she went to South Africa for a Master’s in Law degree specializing in Maritime Environment Law.