The governor of Nairobi Mike Sonko has weighed in on the multiplicity of fake accounts using his name to dupe members of the public.
In a tweet on Saturday accompanied by a screenshot of an abusive message posted on a fan page using his name, the flamboyant county boss called on members of the public to ignore the social media fan pages.
He took exception to the hateful messages that some of the pages were spreading, saying that those that he considers being his fans are respectful people.
Governor Sonko called on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to take strong on the fan pages doling out hateful messages.
"Please ignore the fake and malicious fan pages allegedly associated with me. All my online fans are law-abiding citizens and don't post abusive and hate messages. I'm appealing to @DCI_Kenya to take action against such posts, " the Nairobi governor wrote.
Sonko has lately been keen on calling out fake social media accounts using his name to dupe members of the public.
A few days ago, he had a man identified as Geoffery Mandela arrested for operating a pseudo-account to dupe members of the public using the governor's name.
"Today, City Hall detectives arrested an imposter who has been conning members of the public by using Mike Sonko pseudo Facebook & Twitter accounts. The suspect Geoffrey Mandela is a ring leader in the syndicate & was arrested at a hotel where he had gone to meet one of his victims, " he wrote after the arrest of the imposter.