Malindi Member of parliament Aisha Jumwa has finally broken her silence speaking on the viral news doing rounds on social media about her daughter committing suicide.
Speaking today in ceremony at her Constituency, Aisha refuted the claims as rumors, noting that all members of her family are safe and sound, her daughter included.
“There is a post doing rounds on social media about a girl that is alleged to have committed suicide in school. In the post, netizens are claiming that the girl is my daughter. I want to categorically state that my daughter is doing well,” Jumwa stated.
This is after the rumor started doing rounds of a young girl taking after the Malindi legislator with messages allover that the girl had committed suicide.
Reports from media houses in Ghana have since confirmed that the 16-year-old was a Ghanaian Citizen, and a student at Miracles Senior High School.
Information further indicate that the young girl, only identified as Leticia, was found hanging from the ceiling of the school dining hall days ago on May 17, 2021.
In another related news, Kisumu County Governor Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o also dispelled rumors doing round about his death earlier today.
“The rumour on Twitter announcing my passing on is the evil genius of desperate opponents. It should be dismissed with the contempt it deserves!” Nyong’o stated.
This comes just years after President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2020 enacted the computer and cybercrime bill in move to curb fake news with the bill attracting a two-year jail term or Kshs. 5Million.
“A person who intentionally publishes false, misleading or fictitious data or misinforms with the intent that the data shall be considered or acted upon as authentic, with or without any financial gain, commits an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding five million shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to both,” reads clause 12 of the new law.