Julie Gichuru: I’m shocked by allegations made about me and Raila Odinga


Media personality-turned-businesswoman Julie Gichuru has claimed her life is in danger after allegations surfaced online that she has been stalking the National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga.

Online reports, whose source is yet to be established, have suggested that Ms Gichuru recently traveled to the United States to “keep an eye” on Mr Odinga, who was in the Western nation for a week.

The reports claim, upon monitoring Mr Odinga’s movements, Julie Gichuru would feed the National Intelligence Service (NIS) with regular updates.

“She (Julie Gichuru) played the role of ‘unidentified girl’ in USA throughout Mr Odinga’s stay in the Western nation. The former Prime Minister already had information about her,” the report alleges.

The claims, which have gone viral on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter, allege that Ms Gichuru had booked one flight with Mr Odinga, when the NASA leader was returning to the country via Dubai.

“She (Julie Gichuru) booked the First Class seats near Mr Odinga at a Dubai airport. The First Class seat bookings, the previous evening, showed that only Mr Odinga and his daughter, Winnie, were the occupants. It puzzles how all the seats were booked overnight,” read a part of the claims.

“Upon seeing her, Baba (Raila Odinga) mysteriously changed his plan and booked another flight.”

Julie Gichuru has vehemently refuted these claims. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, November 18, the ex-TV news anchor said she was shocked by the “vicious, dangerous and fake allegations about me and Raila”.

“This one, IG Joseph Boinnet and Acting Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang’i must investigate. I do not believe in harming others. Never have. Never will. Never would. Now, I am getting death threats over fake news,” tweeted Julie Gichuru.

The former TV host also dismissed allegations that she was in Dubai to “monitor” Mr Odinga’s movements.

“Let me be so clear for those determined to believe foolish lies. I traveled to Accra, Ghana on Sunday (November 12) to guide sessions on the new media era in Africa for Bloomberg, then to Moscow for a global conference on Ending Tuberculosis. I moderated that session. I headed back to Kenya via Dubai with a four-hour transit at the airport. I landed in Kenya at 3:10pm on Friday, November 17”

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