A screenshot of what seems to be a tweet by the senator has been shared on Facebook. It shows a photo of a large fenced estate next to another of shacks extending to the horizon.
The tweet reads: “This is deputy president William Ruto resident vs a shopping centre in sogui and he calls himself Hustler Nation #HaslaMwitu.”
The suggestion is that Ruto lives in a luxury residence while people in his home village of Sugoi live in poverty.
Omanga is reportedly a close ally of Ruto. Did she tweet this?
Fake account, now suspended
The official handle is @MillicentOmanga, but the fake account’s was @MiliicentOmanga, misspelling “Miliicent” with a single “l” and a double “i”.
Fake or parody social media accounts often misspell words or names so the difference is hard to spot unless you look closely, such as replacing “i” with “l” or “l” with the number “1”.
The tweet does not appear on Omanga’s official Twitter account. – Dancan Bwire
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