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FAKE: This Twitter account claiming to belong to Kenyan actress Jackie Matubia is an imposter

Jackie Matubia clarified that her username on Twitter is Jackie Matubia and not Nana Zora.

Syndicated Story By PesaCheck.

Twitter account, with the username Nana Zora, claiming to be Kenyan actress Jackie Matubia’s official account is FAKE.

Matubia acts as Nana in a Kenyan soap opera, Zora, that airs on Citizen TV from Monday to Friday starting at 7:30 pm.

The account @nanazora has 6,354 followers, but some tweets shared by the account are questionable.

A case in point is this tweet posted on 18 October 2021. It claims the actress is looking for a man who does not need sexual favours in return. Other questionable tweets are seen hereherehere, and here.

Matubia, through her official Twitter account, @jmatubia, flagged @nanazora_ as a fake account.

“The below account is not mine, all my social media I go by the name “Jackie Matubia” Kindly help me report this account kindly repost,” the actress clarified in a tweet on 19 October 2021.

PesaCheck also contacted Matubia via email, and she reiterated that she does not run the Twitter account we are fact-checking.

“The Twitter account ‘nanaZora’ is impersonating me. My official Twitter account is Jackie Matubia. The account nanazora is really destroying my image as a public figure,” Matubia wrote in an email to this fact-checker.

PesaCheck has looked into a Twitter account with the username Nana Zora, claiming to be Kenyan actress Jackie Matubia’s official account and finds it to be FAKE.

This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.

By partnering with Facebook and similar social media platforms, third-party fact-checking organisations like PesaCheck are helping to sort fact from fiction. We do this by giving the public deeper insight and context to posts they see in their social media feeds.

Have you spotted what you think is fake or false information on Facebook? Here’s how you can report. And, here’s more information on PesaCheck’s methodology for fact-checking questionable content.

This fact-check was written by PesaCheck fact-checker Naomi Wanjiku and edited by PesaCheck chief copy editor Rose Lukalo. The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Enock Nyariki.

PesaCheck is East Africa’s first public finance fact-checking initiative. It was co-founded by Catherine Gicheru and Justin Arenstein, and is being incubated by the continent’s largest civic technology and data journalism accelerator: Code for Africa. It seeks to help the public separate fact from fiction in public pronouncements about the numbers that shape our world, with a special emphasis on pronouncements about public finances that shape government’s delivery of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) public services, such as healthcare, rural development and access to water / sanitation. PesaCheck also tests the accuracy of media reportage. To find out more about the project, visit pesacheck.org.

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Kamadi Amatahttps://mtaaniradio.or.ke
I am a digital content creator with niche in Health, politics, and Human Interest Features.
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