Gospel singer Ringtone has once again managed to get people talking after his latest publicity stunt, which I must admit is as cheap as it is humorous.
The controversial singer, known to be a serial clout chaser, was trending on social media for the better part of Tuesday when he supposedly put up a fight in defence of his “40 cows” that are allegedly unwelcome in the posh Karen estate of Nairobi.
To support his claims, Ringtone shared a purported letter from the Karen Resident’s Association warning him against rearing his cows in Karen.
“The letter is true and it was delivered to my gate this morning,” Ringtone said in a phone call.
“I got those cows when I was wooing Zari, but when she refused to take up my offer, I decided to keep them. Now they have multiplied and are also a source of milk which I am able to sell.”
While Ringtone did manage to fool a large number of people, including some blogs, another section of discerning netizens saw through the singer’s lies.
The purported letter also made things worse for Ringtone’s story as it contained numerous grammatical errors.
In fact, a certain Twitter user had the time to ‘mark’ the letter, pointing out the blatant errors.
“Let’s Mark Ringtone Apoko’s letter. It’s either Ringtone Wrote this letter or indeed Karen has so many Waititis. ?,” wrote @ItsBravin.
Some more reactions from KOT:
Let’s Mark Ringtone Apoko’s letter. It’s either Ringtone Wrote this letter or indeed Karen has so many Waititis. ? pic.twitter.com/fyTdmGDVcD
— BRAVIN™ (@ItsBravin) February 26, 2019
Please also note that Mr. aPOKO mail to himuselefu does not exist.. pic.twitter.com/CfTqpCC64J
— COMMAND (@Jeanhtz) February 26, 2019
Mr Ringtone Apoko, jobless English teachers on Twitter can’t be fooled easily pic.twitter.com/lY1XY5yjKK
— Kelvin Maina?? ? (@Vok80) February 26, 2019
So Ringtone Apoko brought cows to Karen, then wrote a letter to complain about himself…? The strength of the language in this letter is questionably cowish. pic.twitter.com/DUV1y03X11
— Peter Oduor (@RealPitaOduor) February 26, 2019
The question is now… Did Ringtone Apoko write this letter himself to gain publicity? A mzungu writing “complains” instead of “complaints”? And that “We love your music” ??? pic.twitter.com/uIiKSOCxsa
— Carol Radull (@CarolRadull) February 26, 2019
This letter to Ringtone grammar aside nilishukia “we are however happy to know that a celebrity lives with us.” pic.twitter.com/0FBRAW75kv
— Tugen Girl (@tugengirl) February 26, 2019
So Ringtone, @ringtoneapoko, are you a Christian or a witch? Your actions can only be associated with nightrunners from Keroka. Wachawi tu ndio wana Tabia zako za ukiritimba.
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) February 26, 2019
Karen residents are about to kick out Ringtone Apoko for rearing over 40 cows in his home. BoyChild talk to us, were these cows part of gifts to Diamonds Ex Zari?
‘Ringtone kindly note Karen is not farm but a resident’s community’….hawajakushow poa kwa letter lakini bora uhai. pic.twitter.com/P3zWHX1FSk
— Cyprian Nyakundi Escobar (@CisNyakundi) February 26, 2019
That is a fake letter …. Ringtone is on a wishful voyeurism!
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) February 26, 2019
“Ringtone Apoko”we know your handwriting!
— Lord of Commons (@eddyashioya) February 26, 2019
Anybody who thinks that the Letter is legit is among the Ringtone Apoko Cows
— Kiilu Ndeti (@KiiluNdeti) February 26, 2019