Kenyans on popular social media site Twitter today found themselves victims of believing a parody account. The account, parody to businessman Jimmy Wanjigi’s twitter account fooled many clueless Kenyans after promising to buy world record holder Eliud Kipchoge a private jet should he accomplish his feat to run a marathon in one hour 59 seconds.
I just called #eliudkipchoge . So this was the deal .
If he wins the @INEOS159 challenge then I have to buy him a private jet before 28th of November 2019.
All the best Eliud Kipchoge
— Jimmy Wanjigi™ (@Jimmywanjigi1) October 9, 2019
Kenyans lobbied the replies of the parody moments after Kipchoge made history asking the man to keep his word and deliver the plane, falling victim was also famous clueless politician Martha Karua
Get the cash ready !
— Martha Karua (@MarthaKarua) October 10, 2019
@MarthaKarua plans are underway and the jet will be delivered before 29th November
— Jimmy Wanjigi™ (@Jimmywanjigi1) October 12, 2019
I have looking forward to this. Thank you for keeping your word. You too will be making a history. Congratulations
— Demo M. Ali (@Demohali) October 12, 2019
Kenyans had a hard time telling whether the the account was real with the culprit behind the account committing to not breaking character. The account even asked Kenyans to leave their details for an after party which most thought was real and hundreds quickly replied for a chance to get an invite to the businessman’s home.
Kindly retweet this tweet with a comment of your full name and your area of residence. We will pick fairly.
— Jimmy Wanjigi™ (@Jimmywanjigi1) October 11, 2019
A segment of the population who believed the parody were however quick to fault the move asking the man to build a hospital instead.
si mjenge hata hospitali
— kenvy oruko (@kenvyll) October 10, 2019
Si ujenge cancer screening & treatment center na uite #EliudKipchoge alafu hio balance umjenge kwa account… Kindly we are losing many heroes(future Kipchoges) to that monster(cancer) 😭😭😭🙏🙏
— Bromoh🍮 (@BromohKTabu) October 10, 2019
Why Not Built a Hospital in his village in His honour😬😬???
— Josephine Kuluo (@KuluoJosephine) October 11, 2019
Earlier today Eliud Kipchoge became the first human to run a marathon in under two hours, passing the 42nd kilometer mark at 1:59:40.
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