Man Who Impersonated DP Rigathi Gachagua Says He Wanted Money For His Music

Collins Kipleting Serem, the 22 year old man who was arrested for creating a social media page using DP Rigathi Gachagua’s name has said he was looking for money to boost his music career.

The Benga musician from Sugoi disclosed that at first he created the page with an intention of gaining followers He had intended to change it back to Reng star after achieving the desired numbers.

A week before the DP launched the National Steering Committee on Drought Response and implored on salaried citizens to set aside a percentage of their salaries towards hunger relief, Collins replicated the message in his own wording on his page.

Rigathi Gachagua Impersonater

Collins posted his personal Standard Chartered Bank account number on the fake page and a pay bill number for unsuspecting Kenyans to donate.

Collins told the detectives that he would have used the money donated to grow his music. When his 14,000 followers realized his account was fake, he tried changing the name to Reng star in vain.

He has also confessed that his arrest made it possible for him to travel to Nairobi and he is already composing a song while at Central police station.

His court hearing is on Wednesday 28th December.

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