Risk of exposure and lack of trust is what got Governor Lonyangapuo trending for days. This has shown the high risk politicians are in when getting into extra-marital affairs.
The Pokot Governor has been trending after a woman he was having an affair with decide to leak their chats and his photos.
Going by the texts the woman involved is married.
At some point she is seen telling the governor they would chat the next day as ‘mzee is around’.
Luckily for the governor the sex was consensual.
Below are politicians who have also been involved in sex scandals.
1. Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi
In 2018, Nairobian reported that a woman had accused Kiambu Senator nicknamed ‘Wamatangi’ of rape.
According to the woman’s sworn affidavit at Nairobi Children’s Court, the incident occurred on July 18th 2006 while she was working as a house help for Wamatangi and she was impregnated in the process.
2. Imenti Central MP Gideon Mwiti
The Imenti Central MP Gideon Mwiti was in March accused of rape.
A woman alleged that the MP lured her to his office to discuss some public relations business deal before raping her.
The Star reported that according to the woman, Mwiti postponed their meeting at his office in Westlands, Nairobi until 10 pm.
The woman, who is married, claims she was then subjected to an involuntary HIV test before she was beaten and raped.
The matter is still under investigation. The MP has denied the accusations and even offered to help with the investigations.
3. Turbo MP Elisha Busienei
Turbo MP Elisha Busienei allegedly made sexual advances towards Taveta Woman Representative Joyce Lay.
The two, were among other legislators who accompanied President Kenyatta to Tokyo Japan as part of the Defense and Foreign Affairs committee.
Lay who was booked on the same hotel floor with Busienei raised the issue through the committee’s WhatsApp group claiming that the Turbo legislator insulted her and slammed a door in her face after she turned down his sexual advances.
4. Juja MP Francis Waititu
Juja MP Francis Waititu made headlines when one Susan Wambui who claimed to be his CDF secretary accused him of sexual harassment and death threats after she declined to give in to his sexual advances.
The MP denied the allegations terming them “wild and malicious”. He reads political machinations in the matter.
5. Governor Mike Sonko & Rachel Shebesh
Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi alias ‘Sonko’ and then City women representative Rachel Shebesh were the talk of town.
In late 2013, images of the two in a compromising situation surfaced online.
Although the authenticity of the photos could not be verified, it set tongues wagging as the two lawmakers are both married.
7. Mount Elgon MP John Serut
During his tenure in 2003 that he was named in parliament as the member who had tried to sexually assault an employee of parliament.