njokiA man impersonating outspoken Nairobi senator Mike Sonko on Facebook, was yesterday charged for allegedly swindling members of the public and soliciting for money.

The man, Joseph Njoki, opened a Facebook page under the name ‘Mike Sonko Foundation’ in which he used to get funds from unsuspecting members of the public, in pretence of running the foundation.

Mr Njoki was remanded at Pangani Police Station as ordered by Senior principal magistrate Elena Nderitu to allow conclusion in investigation.

According to police reports, by the time of the arrest,  Njoki had conned more than 3,000 unsuspecting people who allegedly sent him between Sh200 and Sh20,000.

Njoki will be taken back to court on Friday where Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko is expected to testify.