William Ruto's lawyer Kioko Kilukumi disowns Twitter account

Senior Counsel Kioko Klukumi.

Senior Counsel Kioko Kilukumi during a past court session.

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President-elect William Ruto's lawyer Kioko Kilukumi has disowned a controversial Twitter account in his name.

Mr Kilukumi, a senior counsel, distanced himself from the account created in his name terming it fake adding that he does not have any Twitter account.

The account with the handle @KKilikumi_SC has been running commentaries touching on the August 9 General Elections, presidential results and the presidential petitions lodged at the Supreme Court.

The account with 2756 followers has also risen to popularity for dishing witty and controversial comments on Kenya’s politics and has been posting tweets on political developments in the country.

It also has profile (bio) reading that the holder is a “Senior Criminal Lawyer, Advocate of the High court of Kenya, SC (senior counsel)” purporting to be Mr Kilukumi’s.

Among the controversial posts made by the fake account, prompting Mr Kilukumi to speak out, was a tweet indicating that he will respond to the bulky documentary evidence filed at the Supreme Court against Dr Ruto’s election in “just one two-page booklet”.

The tweet attracted huge attention from unsuspecting social media users with over 1,500 likes and 236 retweets.

“I am not on twitter,” he said adding that the owner of the account could be an imposter seek to influence Kenyans on social media. He is one of the lawyers hired by Dr Ruto to defend his presidential election.