• Actress Sanaipei Tande addresses the reason behind her exit from the local TV drama series,Kina.
  • Sanaipei says exhaustion made her choose to drop the lead role of Nana Tandala in the series.
  • She then wishes her successor all the best as she takes over from her in the series which is ongoing.

Kenyan singer, songstress and actress Sanaipei Tande has explained the reason behind her exit from the local TV drama series, Kina.

In a long post on her Instagram page,Sanaipei, who played the lead role of Nana Tandala, said that she chose to leave due to fatigue and she needed to rest.

 “Goodmorning my lovelies . Wow! Where to begin….Well, many of you are aware that I am no longer playing the role of Nana Tandala in the ongoing series KINA.There has been alot of speculation as to why this is, with an array of reasons being thrown around.” She starts off.


“For clarification and accuracy, I chose to leave due to exhaustion and consequently much needed rest. Because of the nature of the show, it was necessary to find a replacement to allow for your continued entertainment.”Sanaipei Tande

She goes on to thank everyone that supported her through the show’s four seasons mentioning that she enjoyed acting as Nana Tandala, a character she describes as phenomenal

“I thank each and every one of you who has shown great love, support and concern through numerous messages, comments and compliments. I assure you I have read ALL of them . I thoroughly enjoyed my time as “The Great Nana Mandi Tandala” and all facets of this phenomenal character.”

Sanaipei signs out by wishing her successor, Mbeki Mwalimu – who is no stranger to the screens- all the best as she takes over from her.

“I wish my successor @mbekimwalimu all the best as she tackles the ups and downs of the wife, mother, boss, brute and of ofcourse Auntiiieeee  that is NANA MANDI TANDALA. I look forward to being back on your screens soon .”

Maisha Magic Plus announced Sanaipei Tande’s exit on February 17, 2023, thanking her for her time on the show.

By Stella Anyango

February 20, 2023

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