Man pretending to be Rachel Ruto on Facebook detained

Rachel Ruto's impersonator faces the music

Deputy President William Ruto’s wife Rachel Ruto

A man accused of impersonating Deputy President William Ruto’s wife Rachel Ruto was on Monday arraigned in a Nairobi court.

Michael Mito Atito was detained by the courts for three days pending the completion of investigations.

He was accused of having registered a Facebook page with the profile picture of Rachael Ruto in which he claimed to be supporting the less fortunate by giving out free Lorries.

Fraud

The suspect has opened a Facebook account and impersonated Rachel where he claimed that he was supporting the less fortunate by giving out free Lorries that were to be registered in the names of the beneficiaries,” Investigating Officer George Chai said.

According to detectives, Mito obtained money fraudulently from members of the public meant for registering the vehicles.

Mito, however, did not answer to any charges as police brought him under a miscellaneous application.

He said they need more time to also contact members of the public who have been victims of the scam and conducting an identification parade of the suspect.

On the run

Mr Chai further pointed out that the suspect had committed an offence of impersonation contrary to section 105 of the penal code laws of Kenya.

The investigating officer told the court that Mito committed the crime with others who were on the run but were being pursued by police.

He requested the court to remand Mito at Central police for four days from February 5, 2019, to February 8, 2019, and he is produced in court on February 11, 2019, to complete investigations.

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