IN SHORT: A Twitter account in the name of Susan Nakhumicha, Kenya’s cabinet secretary for health, is impersonating her. You are advised to steer clear of it.
Kenyan president William Ruto named his 21-person cabinet in September 2022. Susan Nakhumicha, appointed to the health docket, has more than 15 years’ experience in the sector. She took over from Mutahi Kagwe.
In the wake of Nakhumicha’s appointment, a Twitter account in her name popped up.
The account, “Dr. Nakhumicha S. Wafula”, uses the minister’s photo and tweets with the handle “@SusanNakhumicha”.
The bio claims she has “Expertise in managing procure to pay Supply Chain with efficient tracking & traceability of goods which improves supply chain performance.”
The account links to the health ministry’s health.go.ke website.
The account has been receiving regular engagement from users who no doubt believe they are interacting with the cabinet secretary. And the account tweets in a way that impersonates Nakhumicha.
But is this really her official Twitter account?
‘Kindly ignore and/or report any handles impersonating me’
In November the health ministry posted this profile as the cabinet secretary’s official Twitter page. “You can engage with health Cabinet Secretary Nakhumicha S Wafula @Nakhumicha_S,” the tweet read.
Nakhumicha quote-tweeted it and urged Kenyans to ignore and report any Twitter handles impersonating her.
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