I dated Hassan Joho, Betty Kyallo confirms

The KTN news reader says the two were going through separation at the time and so they connected.

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and KTN's Betty Kyallo. PHOTO: COURTESY

One of country’s biggest television personalities, Betty Kyallo, has finally broken her silence about her failed marriage and the rumoured relationship with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho.

The KTN newscaster walked out of her marriage to NTV‘s Dennis Okari after finding love elsewhere, Zipo.co.ke has revealed. She fell in love with the flamboyant politician as recently confirmed by her.

Betty and Dennis in Dubai during their honeymoon. /KISS100

Betty told True Love magazine that she and Joho clicked as they were going through the same storm.

“He was going through the same thing, a separation, and we connected on that level. We tried to have something and it gave me comfort because we understood where we were with each other. He was easy to talk to, hang out and have fun with.” She told the magazine.

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The rumour mill started turning when a hawk-eyed fan posted on social media that Betty had been spotted driving a Porsche Cayenne GTS registered in Joho’s name. Something that KRA confirmed later in court.

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The controversial Porsche Cayenne carrying Joho’s picture. /COURTESY

The two have however never spoken about the relationship although blogs continue to write endless posts about them.

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She noted in the interview that religious differences was a big impediment in their love affair. Joho is a Muslim and Betty a Christian and that resulted in conflict.

Betty also added that the Mombasa county boss wanted her to quit her job and be a stay at home.

“But after a few months I decided that this was not what I wanted for myself. We had a culture clash and a religious clash. I also wanted to be a strong woman; I wanted to make something for myself and my daughter. I wanted to start a business because I am young and energetic. But he wanted someone who was chilled; there was conversation of me quitting my career and just staying at home. We did not see eye to eye on this.” Betty said.

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The mother of one said it was painful to part ways with her new found love. That the experience was devastating.

“It was a painful discovery, and I knew it was going to hurt once again, but I had to walk. I left with what was mine and gave him what was his and we parted ways peacefully in December 2016.” Betty narrated.