Since their Betin ad, fans have been shipping former Kibera political aspirant Mariga and TV hottie Joey Muthengi.
This is due to their palpable chemistry in the ad that fans hoped would translate in real life.
Since the couple is not pursuing a relationship, fans have now taken up the task of hooking up the two with some even accusing them of letting their fans down.
Commenting on Joey’s photo on Instagram a fan wrote, “Mariga ako wapi. Our couple mbona mnatulet down?”
A question that Joey clearly found hilarious and responded with the popular ‘Kwa ground vitu ni different’ phrase. Meaning that though they may have good chemistry on-air in real life that’s not the case.
“Lol. Kwa ground vitu ni different,” read Joey’s response.
This is not the first time the beauty has been forced to speak on the kind of relationship she has with the footballer.
When she went to Italy for a work trip, rumours quickly spread that she had gone to visit Mariga. A rumour which she refuted.
“No. We are not dating. The Milan outing was a business trip with a betting company (the billboards are up in Nairobi). Mariga is a very good professional friend of mine and our trip to Italy was purely work,” Joey told Pulse Magazine.