Facebook accounts in the name of Nyeri county governor Mutahi Kahiga have appeared on Facebook, claiming to show the governor’s daily activities and whereabouts.

The county is located in central Kenya, about three hours from the capital Nairobi.

Most of the content posted on these Facebook accounts using Kahiga’s name is uncharacteristic of what one would expect from a governor’s social media account or page.

The Facebook account Hon Mutahi Kahiga features posts about sports betting sites, music videos and other questionable content

Another account, H E Mutahi Kahiga, has adverts for weight loss capsules. Other posts promise instant cash if you call a spiritual helper whose contact details are listed.

Kahiga took over as governor after the death of Wahome Gakuru in 2017, before being elected in 2022.

Typically, a governor’s Facebook account in Kenya shows his or her daily official engagements and whereabouts.


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