A man claiming to be the ex-boyfriend of renowned content creator Eve Mungai has reportedly been arrested.
Mungai, a YouTuber based in Nairobi, said on Friday, October 7, 2022, that the man, impersonating a police officer, is in custody awaiting arraignment.
According to Mungai's lawyer, the matter was reported at Kileleshwa Police station.
"The accused Muendo Mailu is facing charges of impersonating a police officer, threatening my client and publication of unprintable words as well as a video claiming that he had a relationship with my client," the lawyer said.
"My client has never met him. He claims he has been giving my client money of which there are no records," he added.
"My client has built a brand over the years via sheer hard work and she feels that anyone who has the intentions to jeopardize that, the law has to take its course."
Eve Mungai thanks legal team
Mungai claims the suspect was arrested on Thursday night.
"Thank you to my legal team for acting very fast, The fake GSU is under custody as we wait to proceed in court, hoping justice will prevail!" Mungai captioned an edited video of the visibly tensed suspect.
The man, who recorded himself while clad in a full GSU uniform in an undated video, claimed that Mungai dumped him after getting a financial breakthrough.
The suspect complained that he struggled to help Mungai to establish herself as a YouTuber only for her to leave him.
"Mungai Eve, before she became famous, you know how much I struggled to make sure she recorded her first 30 videos. If you are woman enough, come out and fight me back. I remember buying lunch for those guys she used to interview. Nowadays she's out there walking with her money, she's made it on social media and afterwards, she blocked me," the man bitterly complained.
"I paid rent for your house for five months before you became famous, Mungai Eve. Now that you are famous, I'm trying to call you, my calls are not going through because you blocked me, when are you planning to settle my debt?" he added.
Mungai Eve while speaking to K24 Digital revealed that the man was just using her name to get some attention, insisting that she doesn't know him and that they have never met.
"I don't know the guy I have never seen him. Actually, when I started receiving the videos I was like I am used to people using my name," Mungai said.
"My lawyer sent it (the video) to me akaniambia he is even threatening to kill you sijui nini," she added.
The popular YouTuber disclosed that the man apologized to her and admitted that he was only chasing clout after her lawyer contacted him.
"My lawyer contacted him akasema he is really sorry he was just chasing clout. So he (her lawyer) is the one who is handling it. I have not talked to him," Mungai said.