mgandiA human rights activist on Monday afternoon stunned a Mombasa court after disclosing that he was in a secret love affair with nominated senator Emma Mbura.

The Coast based activist, Kalinga Mgandi, was arraigned in court on charges of sending an offensive audio message to the senator.

Appearing before Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi, the activist disclosed that the love affair had brought marital problems in his life leading to separation.

“The case before you is about love, your honour. I have been having a love affair with the senator. I have separated with my wife because of her,” Mr Mgandi told the court.

Reports indicate that Mr. Mgandi posted an audio message on various WhatsApp groups and other social media platforms, questioning the senator’s morality.

The clips reportedly indicated that Ms Mbura was fond of having affairs with several men and question how she earned her nomination to the Senate, prompting her to sue him.

Mgandi denied the charges and was freed on a Sh100,000 bond.

Speaking to kenyans.co.ke, the senator who was also in court, claimed Mgandi was plotting to destroy her political career.

“If he has been sent to down my political career, then he has not succeeded since I will continue vying as a woman and a leader. Kenyans will judge me based on my actions rather than what he (Mgandi) is saying,” she declared.