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Lilian Muli spotted at Shabana function

Popular TV news anchor Lillian Muli graced a fundraiser for the newly promoted Shabana FC, which was held at a Nairobi hotel on Wednesday night.

The event, which was organized by Shabana chairman Jared Nivaton.

A photo of Lillian Muli and Mr Nivaton sharing a piece of cake during a gala recently sparked an online conversation on whether the two are an item.

Wednesday’s event was attended by who is who in the local football scene and Gusii community.

Lilian Muli gives her contribution to Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS
Lilian Muli gives her contribution to Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS

They included Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) chairman Sam Nyamweya and Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution chairman Charles Nyachae.

Dr Kidero, who was the chief guest, waded into the on-going debate regarding the expansion of the current 16 team Kenyan Premier League, by claiming that he supported the introduction of additional clubs “upto 47 because we have as many counties in the country”.

TUG-OF-WAR

FKF and the Kenyan Premier League have been recently in a tug-of-war over the proposal to expand the league.

 

Shabana chairman Jared Nivaton. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS
Shabana chairman Jared Nivaton. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS

Close to Sh4 million was realised from the function with Kidero, who was escorted to the event by close to 30 bouncers, and Nyamweya donating Sh 500,000 and Sh 1 million respectively.

Nyachae contributed Sh. 100,000 while Maangi added another Sh 150,000. Deputy President William Ruto and Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko each sent Sh 100,000.

Shabana were promoted to the Kenyan Premier League under controversial circumstances amid complaints from clubs in the second tier league of favoritism towards the Gusii based team by the competition administrators.