Lilian Ng’ang’a has stepped down as Machakos County First Lady, effectively announcing that she is breaking up with Governor Alfred Mutua.
Ng’ang’a has been in a long-term relationship with the county boss since 2011, after he separated from his first wife Dr. Josephine Thitu who he officially divorced in August 2015.
Announcing via Instagram she says, “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 affirms. She says she will continue carrying out charity projects through her foundation ‘Lilian Ng’ang’a Foundation’.
Dr Mutua’s statement
Mutua has confirmed the break up insisting that they will remain friends as they continue to work together.
“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,” Mutua said in a statement on his Facebook page and Instagram account.
He lauds Ng’ang’a for being “an excellent First Lady” saying they are in agreement that 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,” he concludes.
Dr. Mutua has announced interest in vying for presidency in 2022.