Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka. [Photo/ Courtesy]

A Facebook page using the name and photos of former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka is not affiliated with the politician.

The page, which has been making controversial posts, has close to 24,000 followers and has been impersonating the Wiper Democratic Party leader.

Business Today found out that the page is neither owned by Mr Musyoka nor is it run by his handlers. 

“The Facebook page is fake,” Kalonzo Musyoka’s personal assistant Dennis Kavisu told Business Today.

The politician’s handler maintained that Musyoka has one Facebook page, although it is not yet verified by Meta.

Facebook Page Transparency information shows that the fake page was created on March 30, 2021, bearing the name Motari KE before the name was changed to Hon.kalonzo Musyoka on June 2, 2022, two months before the August 9 polls. On the other hand, Musyoka’s legitimate Facebook page was created on March 4, 2010, and has over 360,000 followers.

KalonzoUnlike Mr Musyoka’s genuine page, the fake page has the title ‘Hon’ before his name and Kalonzo has been spelt with a small ‘K’, raising suspicion about the authenticity of the page.

The Facebook page is therefore fake and is not owned or affiliated with Mr Musyoka.

This fact-check was produced by BUSINESS TODAY with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck, African Fact Checking Alliance network and the United Nations Development Programme.

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