Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Shollei has spoken out after photos showing her getting ‘intimate’ with an unidentified white man went viral on social media on Friday.
Speaking during a press briefing at Poa Place Resort in Eldoret on Friday night, Shollei alleged that someone was out to taint her name by leaking the images online. She said the person behind the sharing of the photos on social media was “known to me.”
“Recently, I have been threatened with destruction of my character and image by a person known to me. I will, however, never respond to them, or do the same to them because I was never raised to be an evil person.”
“I have seen that they are making good of those threats. Those photographs out there reveal no improper conduct on my part. In terms of using them to destroy me, I believe that no human being can destroy me unless my God does it, or if they are God, which they are not,” she added.
She vowed that this would not distract her from doing her job and serving the people of Uasin Gishu County, promising not to comment on the matter again.
“I shall remain true to what I am supposed to be doing. You will never hear me commenting on this issue again. I do not want it to take my focus from the work that I am supposed to be doing. This is not the first challenge I am facing in my life, and it is probably not the last. I remain undeterred. I remain focused. God bless you. Thank you,” she concluded.
The images emerged online barely two weeks after Gladys officially separated from her former husband, former Standard Group CEO, Sam Shollei, who has since gotten married to a younger woman.
Mr. Shollei was granted a divorce from Gladys on January 8th, 2020 by a Nairobi court. He filed for divorce on September 6th, 2019 after 25 years of marriage, citing desertion and irretrievable breakdown of their relationship.