- Joy Mungai had done a TV interview together with a man in which they claimed to have been lovers
- The couple claimed they had to break their relationship after their parents revealed that they where blood relatives
- Days after the story went viral, the woman refuted all she said in the interview and admitted the whole story was fabricated
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The story of a young woman and her lover who said they found out they were brother and sister during family introductions got people talking with many people feeling sorry for the couple.
In an interview with Kameme TV, the lovers said they fell in love and when they wanted to take their relationship to the next level, their parents asked them to break up since they were blood siblings.
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Barely a week after the story went viral, the woman has now said she was acting in the interview and nothing she said was true, Citizen TV reports.
Speaking to the media outlet, Joy Mungai said the interview was staged and the first time she ever saw her alleged lover was on the day when the story was shot.
Together with the man, she said they were asked to pretend to be lovers who found out they were brother and sister.
Joy said she acted her part, and Media Max-owned Kameme TV aired the interview on Saturday, 29 February and uploaded it to YouTube the next morning.
However, things went south after her story went viral since the story was published in various media outlets and calls from all over started streaming in from family and friends.
Many who called her questioned why she had not involved them in the marriage plans and her family was displeased since she insinuated that her father cheated on her mother and had a child outside of his marriage.
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Joy told Citizen TV she was just fascinated to appear on TV and that was why she did the alleged hoax interview.
On the flip side, when contacted, Kameme TV said the story about the woman and her boyfriend was absolutely factual and even added that international media houses were already planning to cover it.
In the meantime, Joy, who is also a student, said she has dropped her classes and retreated from public space with the hope that the attention she has been getting since doing the story will vanish.
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