Nakuru County official denies sleeping with church choir girls

Mike Gitone at a past function Photo: Courtesy

Mike Gitone, Nakuru County Chief of Protocol has denied sexual harassment claims leveled against him by three women gospel musicians. 

These women who choose to remain anonymous, claim that Gitone popularly known as MC, seeks sexual favours in order to participate at various county government's functions. One artiste claims that those who reject Gitone's sexual advances are quickly turned into permanent enemies and are denied a chance to participate in future county events.

"He says we will continue suffering," our source said.

But the witty 37-year-old who wows crowds with his good command of Kiswahili and vast knowledge at county functions has denied these allegations claiming that, "I'm the county chief of protocol. I do not recruit choir members. Those allegations are baseless and meant to tarnish my name. I read politics in those allegations because of my achievement over the past few years."

"I was only a master of ceremony but now am the county chief of protocol and I have been recognised by the presidential music commission. Occasionally I officiate at presidential functions," said the father of two adding that, someone was out to destroy him and his career.

Several female gospel artistes and church choirs, who entertain Governor Kinuthia Mbugua at different functions, want the county government to take action against Gitone.

"Some of us have stopped singing due to shame," another singer said adding that, "We do not have issue with the office of the governor, but it is clear that he (the governor) doesn't know what he is doing."

Gitone has challenged his accusers to meet him in court.

"I'm ready to defend myself from any allegations of sexual harassment," he told The Nairobian.