Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua sent his wife Lillian Ng’anga-Mutua a heartwarming message as she turned a year older on Wednesday, June 22.
Dr. Mutua says he is thankful for the support he receives from the First Lady of Machakos County.
“I just want to say how grateful I am to have you in my life. Happy Birthday and thank you for always being there for me Lillian, I love you!” posted the governor on his official Facebook page Wednesday.
In a November, 2015 interview with Citizen Digital, Dr. Mutua said he met his wife back in 2011.
“I met with Lillian here (in Kenya). My poetry played a huge part in sweeping her off her feet; lazima ukuwe na lugha, otherwise,mambo ingekuwa ngumu! Nilikuwa pia chap chap; wajua ningezubaa, ningekuta mtu amepita naye (one must smooth-talk at times; otherwise, things would have been difficult. I am glad I approached her promptly). Kenyan men are good at slicing; you know what I am talking about,” he recounted.
“Lillian is a nice lady; she is lovely, beautiful, a great person but above all, she has passion for other people. I like people who believe that life is not just about themselves – it’s what you do for society and destitute people,” said Dr. Mutua, adding: “She has passion for development. Many times we stay awake up to 2am discussing Machakos – where people need water, what we can do for needy mothers…”
“She’s always out there looking for groups to help; like now she is very busy looking for organizations which can provide credit financing for some of our women,” he said.
Lilian, while appearing on Citizen Television’s One On One show on May 13, described Mutua as a charming man who was very persistent when convincing her that he was the right man for her. She said Mutua managed to win her because he was determined to have her as his wife.