Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has dismissed a viral photo where someone with a striking resemblance to her is seen jumping over a fence, allegedly escaping from police officers.
On Thursday, September 9, a picture of a woman jumping over raised welded wire fencing believed to be that of Kasarani police station at night made rounds on social media, with rumours whirling that the said-woman was Senator Omanga.
What is more? the lady has Omanga’s physique and anyone will be forgiven for thinking it is the outspoken plus size politician.
But taking to her official Twitter account, the Senator, an ardent supporter of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto dispelled the rumours, joking that she cannot jump over anything in Kenya without the country experiencing a tremor.
“Disregard the propaganda about me jumping over Kasarani police station fence. It is an idle rumour worth no one’s attention,
“Sincerely, how can I jump, over anything, let alone a high fence, without Kenya experiencing earth tremor?” she posed.
Rumours circulating on social media platforms had suggested that Omanga who recently warned the Jubilee party against kicking out William Ruto was forced to run for her dear life after dogs unleashed on her for allegedly causing a disturbance at the Kasarani police post.
The reports further claimed that the senator had allegedly gone to bail out her sister who had ostensibly been taken into custody for violating the COVID-19 containment measures.
But Kasarani OCPD Peter Mwanzo while refuting the claims told the Standard that the Kasarani Police Station fence does not look like the one captured in the viral photo.
He said neither Omanga nor her relative was at the police station on the night of Wednesday, September 8, as purported.
“Neither the senator nor her relative was booked as a detainee or visitor at the police station,” he added.
Mwanzo further said the rumours could have been politically planted by Senator Omanga’s political rivals to tarnish her name ahead of the 2022 General Election.
“I suspect the allegations are founded by a political rivalry that has, of late, gone online,” said Mwanzo.