A man by the name Alvan Kirui claimed to be Chelimo’s lover right after she was given a job in DP Rigathi Gachagua’s office.
He claimed that Chelimo dumped him when she got famous and that her parents also advised her to end the relationship.
“This will always be my favorite picture I took of you. I can’t believe your parents can advise you to leave me at my lowest. You know I love you, just remember all I’ve been doing for you, Ivy,” Alvan commented on Ivy Chelimo’s photo on Twitter.
Chelimo had earlier issued a statement saying that she had never met a man by the name Alvan Kirui and that his allegations were false.
“Please I do not know anyone by the name Alvan Kirui and I have certainly not been involved with the person claiming in any way whatsoever!! Disregard any information circulating regarding the same.”
She also promised to sue Alvan who told Kenyans they were once lovers but broke up after she got the job.
“Please stop peddling lies using my name and photos. I will take legal action. Be informed.
“Actually I mean it, it’s wrong for a man to peddle lies,”
Ivy Chelimo will be working at DP Gachagua’s Harambee House Annex office.
She got the job after creating the catchphrase “Riggy G” which captured the DP’s attention.