Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and his wife Lillian Nganga have announced they are ending their marriage.
The two announced their breakup through separate statements posted on their Instagram accounts on Sunday. Lillian said she has stepped down as the Machakos County First Lady following their separation.
“The only constant in life is change and we must be present and aware to appreciate and embrace it,” Lillian wrote.
She added: “Winds of change blew my way and two months ago, I decided to end my long-term relationship with Dr. Alfred Mutua. We had a good run and I am forever grateful to God he brought us together.”
Lillian said she will continue to do charity work and projects through the Lillian Nganga Foundation.
On his part, Governor Mutua said, “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.”
The Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader added that Lillian will be a “close advisor as I govern Machakos County and run for President because I trust her sharp insight and heart”
“Our love for each other is permanent but I think at times, space and new directions are important,” said Mutua.
He continued: “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 I 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 happy and a blessed man and we have agreed we will protect and support each other.”
Mutua married Lillian after divorcing his first wife Josephine Thitu Maundu in 2015, having been married for 15 years. They were blessed with three children, who currently reside in Australia.