Does This Twitter Account Belong to Politician David Murathe?

By Simon Muli

Twitter account claims to be that of David Murathe, the Jubilee Party vice-chairperson and posting misinformation in his name.

The account’s timeline contains a number of posts, including a tweet alleging Murathe disclosed he would step down from his position at the ruling party if the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) wins in the Kiambaa parliamentary by-elections.

The by-elections were conducted on 15 July 2021, and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared UDA’s John Njuguna the winner. Njuguna garnered 21,773 votes in the hotly contested poll while Jubilee’s Njama Kariri got 21,263 votes.


The tweet in question is pinned on the timeline of the Twitter account, whose bio indicates that it belongs to Murathe.

However, Murathe neither made the remarks nor posted such a tweet. In a text response to PesaCheck, Murathe said he does not have a Twitter or Facebook account.


PesaCheck has looked into the Twitter account claiming to be that of David Murathe, the Jubilee Party vice-chairperson, and posting misinformation in his name, and finds it to be a HOAX.

This story was produced by Africa Uncensored in partnership with Code for Africa with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie.

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