Migori Governor Okoth Obado has distanced himself from a Facebook account bearing his name, and which is purporting to give Kenyans loans.
Speaking on Sunday, the county boss acknowledged knowing the existence of the account which also uses his photos and purports to be giving loans in three minutes.
He noted that he has since reported the issue to the police, and is also calling upon Kenyans to do the same about the people impersonating him.
“A fake Facebook account purporting to give people loans has been opened with my name and photo by some unknown people. Please know that it is not mine,” he told the Standard.
He expressed hope that the persons behind the scheme will soon be nabbed, adding that this is not the first time his name is being used by impersonators to fleece Kenyans.
“I have reported the case to the police in Migori and Nairobi. We want to see the culprits pursued and arrested," he added.
The said account already has 1,300 friends and according to the Migori Governor, the admin is demanding for ID numbers and other details before advancing the purported loans.