By NJ Correspondent:
Former Presidential candidate Nazlin Umar has broken her silence over an alleged relationship with Majority leader Aden Duale.
In post on her Facebook page, Nazlin admitted she was in a three-year relationship with the outspoken Garissa Township MP but added the paper quoted her out of context and portrayed her in bad light.
”There is no cause for shame on MY part. What’s wrong with love? It’s the pain of punitive love that hurts hard…..In prisons of silence I remain shackled,” Nazlin wrote in part.
In the article, she was quoted asking for a state-of-the-art Lexus and a house from the billionaire politician.
The paper also carried a transcription of an alleged full-blown, lovey-dovey telephone conversation in which she fondly refers to the politician as; honey, baby and other pet-names.
Umar confirmed that Duale has, as a matter of fact been dating him for the last three years but added she is still healing from the throes of her heartbreak.
“YES our relationship is in turmoil and all his mad love for me acclaimed aside, my wounds go unattended,” Umar added.
In the Transcripted conversation, Duale assures her that he is ready to do anything just to make-up for hurting in the past although his position as a politician has made it hard for him to spend time with her.
On social media,Umar claims that the expose on the tabloid was injurious to her and the politician and left the two of them shattered.
“I can’t speak for the well able and well spoken Majority leader, but as a global and national leader, former presidential contender 2007 and Presidential contender 2022, I want the truth out fully, not in punitive half measures, biased and lopsided like this,” Umar adds.
She clarified that she had not asked for KSh 200 million from the politician like the tabloid had alleged.
Although he is yet to comment on the matter, Umar claims that Duale has vowed to sue the publications for slander and extortion.
It is not the first time Nazlin is involved in tussle with an alleged lover.
Nazlin also came into the limelight after suing the Kenya government for Sh2 billion besides the court battles over alimony with billionaire businessman Madatali Chatur, who denied ever marrying her under Islamic Sharia Law in 2010.
In the 2011 matrimonial case, Nazlin sought over Sh200 million from the tycoon who owns New Muthaiga Shopping Mall, ABC Place, and Diamond Plaza in Nairobi.
When she filed the case, Nazlin told the court that Chatur had promised to pay Sh200 million as dowry and a Mercedes Benz.
Nazlin wanted Chatur to pay her on the basis that he took over all her liabilities and responsibilities when he married her.
She accused the businessman of abandoning his responsibilities of upkeep and laid claim to several properties owned by Chatur including the aforementioned mall and plaza as Chatur had failed to provide her with care, love and support.
Chatur denied the claims and accused Nazlin of being an extortionist as claims of dowry and gifts by Nazlin were false and the case was intended to malign and scandalize him.
The last Kenyans heard of the case was in April 2014 when Chatur was summoned to personally appear at the High Court Family Division for cross-examination on his affidavits before the case fizzled out.
Nazlin Umar made her first stab at the presidency in 2007, finishing sixth behind Mwai Kibaki, Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Joseph Karani and Pastor Pius Muiru. She gathered 8,624 votes under the Workers Congress Party of Kenya.
She tried again in 2013 and 2017 but her candidature was rejected for not meeting minimum requirements to run for the presidency.
She hopes to run again for the presidency in 2022.