Mary Biketi
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The woman whose photos with former Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya went viral on social media, sparking reactions, clarified that she did not leak them.

Speaking to Tuko, Mary Biketi emphasised that she had not been the one to release the photos and expressed how the attacks she faced had affected her.

"It feels totally bad, but there is nothing much I can do. At the same time, I have been receiving positive comments, and I just thank God and the people out there for the encouragement," she stated.


Biketi, asserting her privacy, insisted that she would not have leaked the photos and expressed her reluctance to expose the former Governor in such a manner.

"But now that they are out there, there is nothing much I can say," she reiterated.

She mentioned considering legal action against the responsible party for the leakage, highlighting how the incident has impacted their families.


Regarding the assumptions of a romantic relationship with Oparanya and the subsequent backlash, she expressed fearlessness, acknowledging Oparanya's polygamous status and respecting his other wives.

"I am not afraid. He is a polygamous man, and I respect the other wives," she said.

Addressing the nature of her relationship with the former governor, she asserted, "I don't need to explain much. I already know myself and the kind of relationship I'm in. Those who want to talk will talk."

In a video shared on her Facebook page on Monday, Oparanya condemned the leakage, emphasizing his responsibility to protect his family.

"I have a big family to protect, so those sending out fake news should stop. Here I am, I can speak, I have no problem. I have been in Mombasa for a few days meeting my people from my own community," he said.