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Kenya a screwed nation? Fake LinkedIn account poses as governor Anne Waiguru

A LinkedIn post that supposedly has Kirinyaga county governor Anne Waiguru describing Kenya as a “screwed nation” is being shared on Facebook.

The post reads: “We are all dying. It’s no longer a question of who has cancer, it’s now a question of who does NOT have cancer yet... We are paying for being stupid and greedy. We are paying for choosing material wealth over our health. We are paying for our love for V8 and real estates. We are paying for sins we commit at the ballot.”

It continues: “No one is surviving. Kenya is a screwed nation. We are all going to be wiped out to hell.”

Did Waiguru really write this? We checked.



‘Fake account, please ignore’


Waiguru took to her verified Facebook and Twitter accounts to warn people against falling for false information.

On Facebook she shared a screenshot of the post with “FAKE” stamped on it. She wrote: “Beware of Fake accounts.”

On Twitter she captioned the screenshot: “This is a fake account, please ignore it.” – Grace Gichuhi 




 

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