Shirleen Mukami has issued a statement following the expose“ by Edgar Obare claiming that she conned Kenyans with her viral story.
As earlier reported, Shirleen’s lengthy thread which was shared on Twitter detailed her struggles as a young single mother whose dreams had been shattered following early motherhood and financial constraints.
That pushed her to start her initiative ‘Baby Shower Sisters’ alongside other young mothers to help girls facing the same hardship.
Kenyans donated over Ksh 800K towards the initiative which has since been exposed as a fraud throwing Shirleen back to the trending list but this time being the focus of social media backlash which forced her to give a response.
In a video on her Twitter page which has since been deleted, the mother of one however maintains that her story is true and she has no clue about the screenshots shared.
“Deeply saddened, shocked and disappointed in the way my friend Kenneth Kabuga was chatting with his boys. He’s told me it was random idle talk they all do in the group. I’m running this campaign myself, it’s real, I’ve visited homes, my experience is real and I have enough evidence,” she wrote.