Lillian Muli: I Became A Drunkard After My Divorce

(Last Updated On: May 15, 2018)

Citizen TV news anchor Lillian Muli went through an ugly divorce from her ex husband Moses Njuguna Kanene back in 2016. The two had been married for 7 years but she had to divorce him on claims that he was adulterous, having cheated on her with several women before deserting her. She also claimed that Kanene was a man of unpredictable moods, ungovernable temper and violent nature.

In her petition, Lillian said that her marriage was troubled and turbulent since her husband on numerous occasions treated her with utmost cruelty and deserted her to live with an unknown woman in Kiambu County.

This drove her to alcoholism to drown out her pain and maintain a good public image.

“I started drinking a lot when I left Josh’s dad. I had moved from Karen, got a new life with Josh (her son), but one day, after three years, I realised that I was actually separated and trying to wear a face that everything was OK, all while still looking good on TV,” she said during an interview with True Love magazine. 

“I had a public meltdown. I screamed at someone at a restaurant and a patron recorded the entire incident which later went on social media. Now if there is someone who gets affected by social media it would be me,” said the news anchor.