Shirleen Mukami, a 20-year single mother shared on Twitter last week about her motherhood struggles. In the thread, she claimed that she had rallied up fellow single young mothers so that they van get well-wishers to donate to their “Baby Shower Sisters” support group.
Kenyans on Twitter and across came through and donated over Ksh 800,000.
Yesterday, Edgar Obare shared evidence(receipts) that the whole initiative was a scam and that it had been staged by Shirleen’s baby daddy – Kenneth Gachie Kabuga also known as Cabu Gah.
Cabu Gah had shared with his friend about how successful their con went.
Cabu was planning to buy a new vehicle after his was involved in a road accident and was written off by the insurance.
According to message screenshots shared by the friend, Cabu had even got Shirleen groomed on what to say if she ever got questioned.
There were tons of reactions on Twitter last night.
Today, fundraising platform M-Changa started sending notifications to people who had donated that the ‘Baby Shower Sisters” saying that the fundraiser was unverified and it didn’t fully meet its due diligence criteria and that it’s under investigation.
“Please expect a full refund of your donation in the next few days”