Governor of Kenyan state, Machakos, Dr. Alfred Mutua and his wife Lillian Nganga have separated.
The two, who have been married for about five years, took to their various social media platforms to officially announce the end of their matrimonial union.
On Sunday, August 15, at about 3 pm, Ms Nganga took to her Instagram account and let her followers know that she had separated from the county boss, serving his second term, in June 2021.
Lilian Ng’ang’a who announced that she will be stepping down as Machakos County First lady, said she decided to end the relationship two months ago in what she termed as winds of change.
Revealing that she now wants to concentrate on charity work, Lilian added that she and Alfred will remain close friends heading to the future.
“The only constant in life is change, and we must be present and aware to appreciate and embrace it.
“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.”
Alfred who confirmed the split, stated that Lillian has been an excellent First Lady and even though she will do some projects under the Lillian Nganga foundation, they’ve agreed she can continue with her county projects.
The statement read;
“There is a song by Roger Whittaker that has the line: “the first time we said hello, we started to say goodbye.”
Lillian and I have been a blessing to each other. Two months ago, we decided to slowly disengage. We are in amicable terms and remain very close as friends. We will continue to talk, meet and share ideas constantly.
Lillian has been an excellent First Lady and even though she will do some projects under the Lillian Nganga foundation, we have agreed she can continue with her county projects.
She will be a close advisor as I Govern Machakos County and run for President because I trust her sharp insight and heart. She has always been my number one fan. Our love for each other is permanent but I think at times, space and new directions are important.
I thank God for bringing Lillian into my life and the many ways we have made each other grow. We have had a laugh and at times a tear but all in all we have been a power couple and very happy. We celebrate life and are pleased that we have reached this decision in a mature, agreeable manner.
I am a happy and blessed man and we have agreed we will protect and support each other”.
Mutua and Ms Nganga’s marriage came to the public attention when he was first elected into office, prompting her to take over the responsibilities of the First lady.
Prior to this, the former government spokesperson was married to Josephine Thumbi, with whom they have three children together.