Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege on Saturday maintained that she was never in a romantic relationship with singer John De'Mathew.
Speaking on Saturday at the burial of the late benga musician, Ms. Chege also dismissed claims that she got a child with the deceased.
“Na kwasababu mengi yamesemwa, john alikuwa rafiki wangu wa karibu sana, tulijuana nayeye wakati nilipokuwa broadcaster. And on behalf of all broadcaster who are here, tumempoteza rafiki yetu.
"Mimi ndio yule hustler original, kutoka nikiwa msichana mdogo sana na leo unaona niliimba nyimbo na John De’Mathew,” said Ms. Chege.
She hit out at the media for spreading false reports about her alleged love affair with the 52-year-old singer, insisting that there was nothing between them other than friendship.
“Na kutoka hapo nikiwa broadcaster nikakutana na John De’Mathew. Na kwa hivyo ningetaka kusema kwa wale wameandika maneno mengi sana, mumeona bibi wa kwanza wa John, Sabina na Caroline wale ambao mumesema niko na mtoto na Mathew mungemuona hapa na mumewaona watoto wake wote."
She added: "Wale ambao wamesema mimi nilikuwa mpenzi wa De’Mathew sisi wote tumekuja hapa kwa sababu tulikuwa tunampenda sana.”
Sabina is married to former Kenya Dairy Board general manager Maina Gathito. The two tied the knot in a traditional wedding in 2015.
De'Mathew, who died after a road accident last Saturday, was buried in Gatanga, Muranga County, in a ceremony attended by several leaders including President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.