Following allegations that Nairobi governor Mike Sonko plagiarised a speech at one of the meetings he allegedly chaired in the city, the governor has come out to distance himself from the accusations.
Sonko denied being in control of the social media channels that published the alleged speech and clarified to followers the social media pages he uses.
Here is his full statement:
This is to inform the general public that all Facebook accounts in the name of Mike Sonko or Mike Mbuvi Sonko are fake!
For the avoidance of doubt, my official Facebook Page through which I make official communication has 1.3m likes and verified by Facebook through a blue tick and is registered as Mike Sonko.
I wish to alert members of the public to ignore all unverified social media accounts operated in my name as they are all fake and misleading.
Today, the FAKE FB account claimed that I had chaired a meeting of Executive Council which was allegedly attended by the President. The same post claimed that I chaired another meeting attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.
Please take note that no such meetings took place and these are propaganda peddled by busy bodies out to malign my name.
It is also sad to note that the fake FB accounts which had been taken down by Facebook fraudsters have continued to spring up and making fake offers such as free motor bikes and employment opportunities to unsuspecting members of the public.
Please do not make any payment for whatever service and report the fraudsters to the authorities for quick action.
H.E MIKE MBUVI SONKO, EGH