Kenyan rapper Juliani has been warned against posting pictures with former Machakos first lady Lillian Ng’ang’a.
The power of social media is undeniably successful especially in a country like Kenya where most people don’t trust the authorities to handle business correctly. In an attempt to set things right Kenyans usually take their matter on social media platforms in hopes that it will stop the unimaginable from happening.
Activist Boniface Mwangi posted an Instavideo reporting that Juliani received a death threat message and calls from an unknown person asking him to stop posting photos of him and Lillian.
The rapper recorded a statement at the Kileleshwa Police Station following the incident:
“My very good friend @JulianiKenya was threatened yesterday. Someone called him and texted using (phone number). He told him to stop posting pics posed with his friend @LillyanneNganga, and if he continues, they will kill him. He has recorded a statement at Kileleshwa Police Station,” wrote Boniface Mwangi on Twitter.
Juliani who is actually very brave to even attempt to date a politicians ex-wife posted on Twitter and stated that he did not steal anyone.
“How now can you “iba mtu”?! An intelligent adult with a sound mind. The call/text threat on my life today, NOT funny! “ulinyang’anyana” narrative is false, tired, juicy headlines tu. Kindly STOP! For the threats, usi aim face, na prefer niki smile kwa open casket. Baraka,” he wrote.
As usual, Kenyans are usually highly invested in celebrities and their lives on social media which is why Juliani’s cryptic message probably didn’t sit well with the people who threatened him.
“Asante sana for all who’ve reached out the past couple of weeks. Mola awazidishie. No need for a statement about the obvious issue. I know you can think for yourselves. Draw your own conclusions. I believe in you,” wrote Juliani.
Lillian’s move on social platforms has been highly confusing especially since she attended Machakos governor Alfred Mutua’s birthday and soon after a video of her looking disinterested in him was trending. Her photos with Juliani have been doing rounds on social media but are they actually together?
Announcing the end of their 10-year relationship, Dr Mutua said they amicably decided to go their separate ways but would continue to be good friends.
“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,” wrote Mutua.
Lillian posted on her Instagram saying she would step down as Machakos First Lady after separating from the governor two months ago.
“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 wrote.