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KBC veteran Leonard Mambo Mbotela is Dead in a road accident is Just rumours.


Popular and veteran Radio presenter Leonard Mambo Mbotela dead news are just rumours as he claimed today that he is fit and void of any kind of a disease. The rumours were speculated that Veteran radio journalist Leonard Mbotela died in a road accident on Saturday.



Reports by social media bloggers indicated that Mbotela had died. Messages of condolences trickled after the false news spread.
Radio Veteran Mambo Mbotela. PHOTO | ANYIKO

But the journalist, famed for the "Je huu ni ungwana" show on KBC, said he is alive and has forgiven the person who started the rumours.



"I forgive the person who crafted and peddled the false report that I perished in a road accident. He does not know what he is doing. May God forgive him," he said on live radio.



"I thank God. I urge you to pray for me to live longer," he added. The journalist said he has never received as many calls as witnessed after the 'bad rumour' spread.



"International media houses all have called me to ascertain the accuracy of the online reports, I would like to confirm to KBC listeners, my fans and relatives that I Mbotela, I am alive currently speaking to you on the radio." he said.


The bloggers, among them Cyprian Nyakundi, who also tweeted about his death apologised for the false information. "If you had re-posted the same story please delete and clarify that he is ok. Let's wish Mbotela a long life. He is a role model to many," Nyakundi said.



Social media has been a tool of spreading rumours and false information including death claims. People have been using Twitter mostly in spreading rumours and propaganda through the Hashtags.


People knew the only way to raise a hashtag until its trend is by looking for a nice propaganda and rumour to raise it on twitter.
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