Police have arrested a man suspected to be running fake social media accounts under the name of majority leader in the National Assembly, Hon Aden Duale. James Ombui Oire, from Nyamira, runs a fake Facebook page that impersonates Hon Duale. He cons Kenyans by asking them to send Kshs. 2,000 registration fees using the phone number 0720886964 and 0722134712. Mr Oire has since been apprehended by the DCI to answer charges of impersonating Hon Duale.
Hon Duale has issued a warning to the public saying he does not run such bursary schemes. “Members of the public are advised to ignore messages circulating on social media indicating that the Office of the Majority Leader of the National Assembly of Kenya, Hon. Aden Duale is offering 10,000 scholarships to students across the country,” he said.
Duale adds that the scheme was hatched with the intention of conning Kenyans. “This is a well-orchestrated plan to con unsuspecting Kenyans hatched by James Ombui Oire from Nyamira County. He is deceiving Kenyans he is Hon. Duale’s Personal Assistant,” adds Hon Duale.