Nairobi, October 17
On August 15 this year, Machakos Governor, Alfred Mutua, and his then sweetheart, Lillian Nganga, announced that they had decided to separate after being together for close to a decade.
Mutua and Lillian went on their respective social media pages to announce the separation, with the Governor intimating that his ex-lover would remain a core cog in the running of the County Government of Machakos as she would still serve as his advisor.
The two, however, noted that the separation was on a mutual consent and there was no bad blood between the two at the time.
Lillian, who served as the County First Lady between 2013 and September this year, was the first to break the news of their separation, an incident that forced the Governor to issue a statement on the same later that day.
“Winds of change blew my way and two months ago, I decided to end the long term relationship with Dr Alfred Mutua. We had a good run and I am forever grateful to God he brought us together. We remain friends," announced Lillian on August 15.
Hours later, Mutua stated: "Lillian and I have been a blessing to each other. Two months ago, we decided to slowly disengage. We are on amicable terms and remain very close as friends. We will continue to talk, meet and share ideas constantly."
The two would, however, resurface together less than 10 days later when Lillian graced Mutua's birthday party held at the Ole Sereni Hotel along Mombasa Road on August 22.
Although rumours were rife that Lillian had separated with the Governor and moved in with musician Julius Owino, popularly known as Juliani, this would surface later after the pictures of the two made news online.
Activist Boniface Mwangi, who is a very close friend to the two new love birds, would later confirm the relationship stating that the two had been seeing each other over a period of time.
Before the breakup between Mutua and Lillian, Mwangi hosted the latter for her birthday in his Machakos farm.
Mwangi would go on to accuse the Governor of using unknown people to threaten the musician and asking him to leave Lillian alone. The musician would also record a statement at the Kilimani Police Station over the threats to his life.
Two months down the line after separation, the activist now says the Governor has refused to move on.
In a veiled attack towards the Governor, Mwangi posted photos of the new love birds, in what seems like a calculated way to make Mr Mutua uneasy.
The activist's tweet did not sit well with the Governor's keyboard master and blogger for hire, Abraham Mutai, who instead accused Lillian of being 'cheap' and of 'little value'.
The blogger, a staunch supporter of Governor Mutua, however, attracted the wrath of the netizens who accused him of being used by Mr Mutua to do the dirtiest of work.
Former Nairobi Governor now turned motivational speaker, Mike Sonko, weighed in on the matter asking Lillian and her friends to go slow on the Machakos leader who is still recovering from the heartbreak or separation.