BY ELIZABETH WERE
COTU boss Francis Atwoli has asked Kenyans to ignore a fake Facebook account in his name.
He said the account has been used to tarnish, malign and mudsling Deputy President William Ruto.
“Some Unscrupulous persons have opened a fake Facebook account in the name “Atwoli”, their main agenda is to seriously attack the Deputy President and solicit sympathy for him under the pretext that it is me. I urge you to ignore that fake account!” the COTU boss said.
A search on facebook by Hot News reveled several accounts bearing the names of the COTU boss.
However, his official accounts have been satisfied by Facebook and Twitter by a blue tick.
One of the accounts used to malign the DP bears the names Hon: Francis Atwoli and has a profile picture of Atwoli and a background of the COTU logo.
The fake account has 982 friends.
Several inspirational quotes have been posted on the account.
In the fake account, Atwoli is reported to have posted pictures of local celebrities including radio personalities Jalang’o and Alex Mwakideu while in studio.
“Today I’ll be at Nakuru to help needy people who have been affected by Covid -19. I will be giving out cheques. Pamelah malongo turn up!! Have a nice day” one of the posts reads.
“I am not actually in bad terms with the DP as he is also the son of Kenya. He can welcome me to his house and vice versa and we share a meal” Another post reads.
In another account, dubbed “Dr Francis Atwoli quotes” there is a profile picture of him and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Mimi nakunywa Chai kidogo hivi Omwami ananipigia anasema BONI KHALWALE ndo atakua Jubilee Asili youth leader – Western Kenya,” the post reads.
The fake Atwoli goes on to post that “BBI ni Tsunami,”
Another account is labeled “Francis Atwoli” the COTU boss reportedly has only 4 followers.
In one of the funny posts, he reportedly replied to a young lady who said “hi” to him, “Francis Atwoli ahaaaa… thenks”