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Kansiime exposes online imposter out to swindle her fans

By DAVID KWALIMWA February 21st, 2017 1 min read

Ugandan comedian Anne Kansiime has warned her fans to beware of a scheme by fraudsters to swindle them using a parody account in her name on Facebook.

While urging her fans to “block such negativity”, Kansiime shared a fake Facebook account which bears her name and photo, but which doesn’t belong to her.

The artiste, renowned for the Don’t Mess with Kansiime sitcom, said: “Please do not send any money or help to anyone that poses as Kansiime Anne on Facebook. This yo ninja knows better than to take advantage of her ninjas.”

Kansiime is the latest in a string of artistes and prominent personalities to suffer the impersonation scam.

In the past, the likes of Deputy President William Ruto, Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and have been impersonated by online fraudsters.

Kenyan musicians Jaguar and Nonini as well as Ugandan crooner Jose Chameleone have similarly had parody accounts created fraudsters on social media.