Kenyan Governor ends his five-year marriage

Kenyan Governor Dr Alfred Mutua and First Lady Lillian Nganga have officially parted ways after being married for five years.

The couple announced their separation on Sunday via social media even though they did not disclose the reason behind their divorce.

Lillian Nganga was the first to break the news to his followers on Instagram.

"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," she stated.

She added, "With this, I put down the Machakos first lady cap and what an honour it has been to be of service I will continue to do projects close to my heart, charity work through the Lilian Nganga Foundation.”

A few hours later, Machakos County Chief confirmed the end of their matrimonial union, indicating they will remain, friends, even though their marriage has ended.

"Lillian and I have been a blessing to each other. Two months ago, we decided to disengage slowly. We are on amicable terms and remain very close as friends. We will continue to talk, meet and share ideas constantly.

“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,” said Governor Mutua.

Dr Mutua also noted that she will continue to undertake county projects.

“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,” he added.

He thanked God for bringing Lillian into his life and the many ways we have made each other grow.

This is the second time her marriage has crumbled. Their first union ended in 2005 under mysterious circumstances.

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