A Twitter user allegedly impersonating former TV girl Esther Arunga has caused mixed reactions among Kenyans after sending out a passionate forgiveness message, with pretense that it was Esther Arunga.
A Twitter account operating under the name @EstherArunga_ on Thursday fooled a section of Kenyans On Twitter(KOT), with a confession that it was Ms Arunga, asking for forgiveness from Kenyans before she jets back home.
The message reads: “Kenyans, forgive me. My parole is over & it’s time to come back home. I have suffered enough. No one should ever be ashamed of starting afresh. To everyone who wronged me, i forgive you all. Kindly accept me back”.
However,curious “Twitter DCI” were swift to unmask the impostor who after serious scrutiny was recently operating under Jalang’o’s names on Twitter.
Guys is there a reason that Jalango changed his name to Esther Arunga lol pic.twitter.com/eZpI7k637p
— Malc/Max (@mnm_kibati) September 17, 2020
Trending at number one “Esther Arunga” , KOT shared screenshots from the twitter account impersonating Arunga, cautioning their fellow tweeps not to fall for the trap.
After doing some research I can confidently state that the person using twitter handle @EstherArunga_ with over 40k followers is not ex-KTN news anchor Esther Arunga. The account was created early this yr. The guy has also impersonated Jalango in the past. pic.twitter.com/olJETqSuQC
— Wycliffe Nyamasege (@w_nyamasege) September 17, 2020
Honestly, let me hope it's our darling Esther Arunga who wrote that message. She should be forgiven unconditionally. At times, we men are bad. We take advantage of beautiful souls and do damage. I know she will rise again. Whatever happened, it's now behind us. Come on Esther.
— Abuga Makori EGH, MBE (@o_abuga) September 19, 2020
A cross check done by Pulse Live also indicates that the account has been posting haphazard content that shows all the signs of a pseudo account riding on the names of celebrities.
In July 2019, the Former KTN news anchor was sentenced to 10 months in in prison in the murder of her son Sinclair Timberlake by Justice Martin Burns but immediately released on parole.
The embattled 38-year-old TV girl was convicted of being an accessory after the fact to the manslaughter of Sinclair, who suffered fatal injuries.