Mejja makes passionate appeal to fans in bid to tame social media imposter

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 30 Jan, 2024 11:49 | 2 mins read
Mejja makes passionate appeal to fans in bid to tame social media imposter
Genge star Mejja. PHOTO/(@mejjagenge)/Instagram

Rapper Mejja has passionately appealed to fans to report his social media imposter running a fake page on Facebook.

According to him, the culprit has gone overboard with the content saying it's defamatory to his family and other artistes.

He explained that while the imposter sourced the photos from his page, the captions shared alongside those snaps are overboard, misleading and do not reflect his views.

"There is someone on Facebook using my name to post sexual content, including inappropriate information about my daughter. This person has gone overboard since they are also targeting other artists like Ssaru, Kendi, Khaligraph, and anyone I have collaborated with. I want people to know it's not me," Mejja affirmed.

The 'Weh Decide' hit singer said he has reached out to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) and warned that the culprit will face the full force of law if apprehended.

"If caught, even if it's someone I know, there will be no room for negotiations. I want them to face the consequences because insulting me and my child is beyond unacceptable. If they try to create conflict between me and other artists, it won't work," Mejja warned.

Sonko impersonater arrested

Mejja's appeal comes barely weeks after police in Kisii arrested a 29-year-old man accused of impersonating former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko.

In an update on Thursday, January 11, 2024, DCI stated that the suspect identified as Newton Paul Kengere allegedly obtained thousands of shillings through his sham lending platform while impersonating the former County boss through Facebook.

According to DCI, Sonko in complaints lodged at Capital Hill Police Station decried the suspect operated several Facebook accounts purporting to be working with the "...Sonko Rescue Team and coordinating an initiative to help needy parents with school fees challenges."

To join the initiative, he would demand Ksh1,000 for the registration fee and personal details including the applicant's ID numbers, full name, location and a reason for the financial appeal.

However, after duping the innocent Kenyans, he would then demand they remain patient awaiting the next move.

"Kengere went ahead to author messages that required interested persons to register with Ksh1,000 for the advance loans which he said, would not accumulate any interest. To secure a loan, "applicants" had to also send their ID numbers, full names, and locations. However, after receiving the registration fees, Kengere would shift briskly from a persistent caller to the aphoristic, "Patience pays". That statement was all his targets would make of their Ksh1,000," DCI stated.

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