The Star (Nairobi)

14 December 2012

Kenya: Kalekye Mumo Traumatised By Facebook Imposter

Kiss 100 Rush Hour presenter Kalekye Mumo is having a hard time explaining to fans the opinions expressed by her impersonator on Facebook are not her own.

Kalekye, who found out about the fake Facebook page - Kalekye Mumo (Journalist) - through blogs, says she had to create her real fan page, Kalekye Mumo (Public Figure).

"I never wanted to open a fan page because my fans talk to me directly on Twitter or on The Rush Hour On Kiss 100 fan page. However a month ago my friends called me telling me that there was a fan page claiming that I had been 'ingizwad box' (wooed) by a fan on Facebook. That is not how I speak; such lingua is not of my generation," Kalekye said.

Kalekye said the fake page has been tarnishing her character and personality, causing disappointment to her fans. "I'm really having a hard time. I have tried reporting the page to Facebook but I guess I need more people to help me with this. Each time I go out my fans come asking why I'm rude and proud and I have to keep explaining. I'm helpless and cyber crime laws are not that strong in Kenya," Kalekye said.

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