REVEALED: Steve Mbogo faked the chopper story.. viral letter is fake

Mainstream media ran with fake news

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Steve Mbogo and wife Sabrina Jamal campaigning before the August 8 elections. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

The news has been awash with stories of a former parliamentary aspirant whose noisy helicopter had become a nuisance in an affluent suburb.

As reported by, a letter went viral on social media and even made it to the national news, alleged to have been drafted by neighbours of former ODM Starehe MP aspirant Steve Mbogo.

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Steve Mbogo. PHOTO: MPASHO

The letter which was addressed to the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), has Karen residents accusing the self-declared billionaire of disturbing their peace with his noisy chopper.

The irritated residents demanded the probing of Mr Mbogo who reportedly lands his flying machine in the estate at ungodly hours waking up the whole neighbourhood.

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Well, it turns out that the letter was a carefully crafted publicity stunt by the businessman turned politician. It was fake!

Rumours of the news being fake started yesterday but a prominent figure, a resident of Karen, has poked holes into the whole thing and backed it up with facts. He is renowned lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi, he who represented President Uhuru Kenyatta in the two 2017 petitions.

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In a Tweet seen by, that went viral, the Grand Mullah went hard on the politician in a way only the lawyer could.

According to Mr Abdullahi, Mbogo is a fraud, that he owns nothing that can fly. He went on to add that “Karen Residents Association” doesn’t exist as indicated on the letter’s headline.

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Solicitor General Njee Muturi with President Uhuru Kenyatta lawyers Ahmednasir Abdullahi (in blue suit) and Fred Ngatia after the status conference of the presidential election petition at the Supreme Court in Nairobi, November 14, 2017. PHOTO: JACK OWUOR/THE STAR

“1st, the letter is FAKE. 2nd, the poor boy owns nothing that can fly. 3rd “Karen Residents Association” doesn’t exist. 4th, one of the signatories to the FAKE letter died ages ago. 5th, the letter is a promotion gimmick of a poor boy with no formal education” the tweet read.

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Ahmednasir was replying to a Twitter user who joked that the lawyer is bure kabisa [a total joke] so much that he could not even be elected to repreresent his neighbours.

“So SC @ahmednasirlaw you cannot even be elected into a position in Karen Residents Association? Ama your community is a minority in Karen! Bure Kabisa” the user had said.