Kalenjin songbird Emmy Kosgei was all smiles on Tuesday after being featured on one of the Nigerian daily newspapers. The Alakara singer has been living in the West Africa country for the past 7 years after marrying her 75 year old husband. Emmy Kosgei is 39 years old.
Before marrying her Nigerian husband, there were rumors doing rounds in social media that Emmy Kosgei was romantically involved with deputy president William Ruto. In fact, a report by The Star in June of 2011 claimed that William Ruto was regularly beating up his wife Rachel Ruto in order for him to marry Emmy Kosgei.
The claims were so damaging to Ruto’s political ambitions of becoming deputy president that he was forced to dispel the rumors at a Churchill Show in 2012. While at this event and flanked by his family members, Mr. Ruto denied claims that he engaged in domestic violence. He also refuted claims that he was romantically involved with the celebrated Kalenjin singer.
“Ignore those gutter press stories you read. Those are just false rumours,” said Ruto during his appearance at the Chuchill Show in 2012.
The singer was featured on the Nigerian daily newspaper called The Nation. In the news article, the paper highlighted the singer’s career, personal life and inspirations she has on her fans both in Nigeria and Kenya.
Emmy Kosgei shared the news article to her fans on Instagram. On her post on social media, she included the photos with the caption “The #nationpaper🇳🇬 today !!! #MALOO🔥🔥🎷🎷 #ItWontBeLong #Godspeed #linkbio👆👆👆 Hii wiki haitaki makasiriko…
The singer’s jubilations and good mood is a stark contrast from her life back in May 2020 when she claimed that she was a victim of cyberbullying. This followed her utterances that Kalenjin men were not romantic hence leaving her with no other choice other than seeking a love partner from the West African nation.
“I have interacted with several men from my community but they feared to hit the nail on the head to suggest marriage,” Emmy Kosgei was quoted saying.
Within a few hours of ridiculing Kalenjin men’s underwhelming wooing abilities, the singer got trolled online with most people terming her a social outcast.
Kosgei said the coverage her alleged remarks have attracted on both the mainstream and social media is cyberbullying.
“Personally having been born in a Christian family and being a daughter of a pastor, I cannot and I will never utter such words meant to offend or demean anybody leave alone my family or my local community,” Ms Kosgei said.
She is the daughter of Kalenjin elder and the Worldwide Gospel Church of Kenya Bishop Jackson Kosgei.