Patrick Munene [Photo: Courtesy]

First-time Chuka/Igambang’ombe MP Patrick Munene is battling claims that his wife clobbered nominated member of Tharaka Nithi County Assembly Millicent Morgan when she found the two together.

Munene, who claims the MCA is “just a friend”, was reportedly busted by his wife Joy in Embu town with the nominated MCA either in a hotel room or in a rented apartment, leading to a scuffle. Morgan reportedly suffered a facial injury. 

The MP’s wife is said to have deflated her husband’s car tyres probably to restrict him from leaving the scene before the attack. Those at the scene say she managed to drive into the heavily-guarded apartments because she was driving the MP’s car which is well known to the guards.

“Some people are alleging that we were in a hotel. Others say it was in a rented apartment. So, one story, two venues. Where was I found? That’s just cheap politics my brother,” he told this writer. “All these are political stories, and if anybody thinks he can bring me down with such stories, then they are mistaken because I know my mandate is to serve the people of Chuka/Igambang’ombe.

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There have been allegations that the two leaders have been an item for some time, and that the MP has even bought her a house in Embu town where they meet, allegations that Munene denied.

News of the incident spread like wildfire on a social media paged dubbed “Tharaka Nithi County Speaks”, when a post with a photo of the nominated MCA with a bandaged face appeared on the MP’s wife’s Facebook page with the caption, “Malipo ya umalaya” (the sins of adultery). But shortly after, the post was pulled down, with Joy stating: “Just been informed there is a post on my wall that am aint party to (sic). Apologies my friends.”

The chatter on social media prompted a response from the MP, who, while not denying being seen with the MCA, dismissed allegations of an illicit affair with Morgan, saying the two were nothing more than friends. In a lengthy statement, he sarcastically laughed off those who were castigating him for the affair, maintaining that his conscience was clear.

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The post on his Facebook page read : “I have received so many calls, messages and communication from very close friends, supporters and haters about some posts and photos circulating around online sites about me and one Millicent Morgan.

“I think you’re a bit deceived because you don’t inform me of what I know, the said lady is my very close friend and the photos you’re sharing online are not Photoshop, they are real. 2: That haters don’t control my social life, and I really appreciate the great concern and interest they have for my life, and the fact that as a public figure most people needed clarification over the same and it’s my duty to provide the same. God bless you all,” he said on Wednesday, December 26.

His wife weighed in, warning “haters” to keep off her marriage, saying although they had flaws, they thrive in their imperfections. Morgan, on the other hand, refused to comment on the matter and told this writer to ignore the issue.  

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