Jimmy Kibaki, the son of late president Mwai Kibaki, has denounced several fake social media accounts allegedly making statements in his name.
Mr. Kibaki, in a statement released on Friday, said that a number of bogus Twitter accounts are impersonating him by alleging that he has opted to support the Deputy President William Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza Alliance in the August race to State House.
“It has come to my attention that there are several fake Twitter accounts impersonating me, and purporting to imply that I support the Kenya Kwanza political formation,”the statement reads in part.“I would like to take this opportunity to inform Kenyans that they should ignore all fake and preposterous announcements emanating from these delinquent imposters.”
The eldest son of Kenya’s third president consequently underscored that in matters politics, his allegiances lie solely with President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Jubilee party.
His unwavering support for President Kenyatta, Jimmy added, stems from a 62-year-old relationship between the Kibaki and Kenyatta families.
“Any right-thinking Kenyan who understands the 62-year relationship between the Kenyatta and Kibaki families will know that my loyalty to President Uhuru Kenyatta is sacrosanct, and our 50-year-old friendship endures,” he said.
Despite denouncing DP Ruto in favour of Uhuru, younger Kibaki cited that the identity of the person he will vote for in the race to State House remains up in the air.
“As to who I will vote for in the upcoming presidential election in August…as the voting is by secret ballot, my vote is, as it is for my fellow citizens, my secret,” he said.