A Nairobi court fined an artiste Sh50,000 or serve a seven-month jail term for impersonating Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
This was after Collins Kipleting, 22, pleaded guilty to creating a fake Facebook account.
He appeared before Milimani Law Courts Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu,
In a show of remorse, the convict, who hails from Sugoi in Uasin Gishu County, apologized to the DP and pleaded with him to secure him a job.
He claimed he created the fake Facebook book account in the name of His Excellency Hon Rigathi Gachagua to look for views and likes for my songs whose links are available for viewing.
He added he dropped out of college where he was pursuing a course in Information and Technology due to a lack of school fees.
He further pleaded with the court to pardon him and give him a second chance in life to shape his career in IT.
The prosecution asked the court to treat the accused as a first-time offender.
The magistrate warned the convict against impersonating senior government officials.
The convict was charged with impersonation, contrary to section 382(I) of the Penal Code.\
The prosecution accused Kipleting of representing himself as Mr. Rigathi Gachagua in November and December 6th with an intention to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.