President Uhuru’s look-alike, Michael Njogo Gitonga, has denied any claims about receiving a brand new car from Maridadi Motors in Nairobi.
He addressed the claims after photos of him receiving the car circulated the internet. In the two photos, Maridadi Motors captioned, “Which car do you suggest Uhunye takes from our showroom?”
Speaking in a video of him relaxed at his home, Mr Gitonga informed Kenyans that all the allegations spreading around are false.
According to Gitonga, he had spent his day at home observing the social distance rules and anyone purporting to have given him a car is lying.
“Hello fellow Kenyans, the rumours spreading around that I’ve been gifted a car, are all lies. As for me, I’m resting in my house social distancing. I’m just sitted here sanitizing, here is my sanitizer. So people should speak the real truth and stop lying. I am the real Michael Njogo Gitonga, and people should stop with the lies.” Said Michael.
After several inquiries with Maridadi motors, Kenyans.co.ke reported that the manager insisted that President Kenyatta’s look-alike had visited their car yard on Wednesday, August 12th hoping to purchase a car from them.
However, he refused to disclose any further details regarding the issue.
Michael Gitonga, whose fame grew overnight because of his uncanny resemblance with Kenya’s president Uhuru, hails from Umoja estate in Nairobi.
Many speculations regarding his relation to Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta spread all over social media. However, he assured fans that he is in no way related to Uhuru.
Speaking during one of his interviews, Mr Gitonga disclosed the problems he has encountered because of his looks.
According to him, people from his estate often call him Uhunye, and some of them even ask for handouts as they assume that he really is the president.
“Sometimes I meet people who tell me that they have not had anything to eat and being ‘Uhunye’, I have to give them some money. In fact, that name has really made me suffer.” Njogo stated in his Interview with Inooro fm.