Collins Kipleting Arrested For Impersonating Kenya's Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua

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Collins Kipleting, a 22-year-old man, is in custody after impersonating Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and fraudulently obtaining an unknown amount of money.

Collins, alias Rengstar, a benga artist based in Kamplemur village in Sugoi, Kenya's Rift Valley, was arrested after he created a fake Facebook account bearing the Deputy President's name and obtained money from unsuspecting netizens, allegedly meant for feeding Kenyans facing hunger.

The suspect published a pay bill number connected to an account at Eldoret's Standard Chartered bank and appealed to his over 14K followers to come together and raise funds for the victims of hunger, promising God's blessings to those who would heed the appeal.

Detectives attached to the Deputy President's office launched a manhunt for the suspect and arrested him in Sugoi.

He will be arraigned upon the completion of investigations.

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