A man, who was once named among Kenya’s top 40 entrepreneurs and invited to be one of the mentors at Blaze by Safaricom, is threatening to commit suicide after being outed as a fraudster.
Edwin O Osigro, who goes by the name Wilkins Fadhili on social media, has found himself in a predicament after his suspicious dealings were exposed.
Fadhili, who is the CEO Fashion Torch Africa, describes himself as a brand strategist, developer, Forbes Africa Top 30 under 30 and Top 40 under 40.
Other than Larry Madowo, some of the big ‘clients’ listed on his website are Edith Kimani, Usain Bolt, Suzzie Beauty, Cold Stone Creamery, Collins Injera and Executive Water’s Anerlisa Muigai.
But his troubles started after he bragged on Twitter how he is working to position BBC Africa Business Editor, Larry Madowo, as a global brand.
However, Larry acted fast in not only disowning the claims but also said he neither knows nor has he ever met Fadhili.
The former NTV news anchor even threatened to take legal action on the tweep.
But as other Twitter users turned the heat on him, Fadhili responded by acknowledging his past mistakes while stating that he has changed his ways.
Then on Sunday morning he posted a cryptic message on Twitter as the shaming continued.
“Goodbye, I’ve made mistakes and now life has no meaning at all, Bye everyone,” he tweeted before deleting it and only leaving the word ‘Goodbye’.
On Twitter his alleged victims, continued to expose him for his fraudulent ways.
Wilkins Fadhili the con exposed!!! pic.twitter.com/y4yFSDyOVx
— Kelvin Kalz ?? (@ItsKelvinKalz) January 27, 2019
— Irene Koki Mutungi (@ms_koki) January 27, 2019
“WILKINGS FADHILI ODINGA THE CITY CONMAN: Revelation of how I was conned and almost landed in jail.”
I thought it best to give this revelation a dissertation-like title becoz folks this is indeed one.
I am exposing @wilkinsfadhili in this thread
Coffee is served stay tuned☕
— Ruth Ambogo (@RuthAmbogo) January 27, 2019
Don’t get pressured over these overnight success stories. Wilkins Fadhili ‘s story should be a lesson to to youth. @SafaricomPLC you should be keen on your blaze mentors. Coz David Omondi is also your mentor running a dead company,scammed me in 2015 and refused to pay my money pic.twitter.com/6aGJxTnEKA
— Miss Masanya (@AfricanTigres) January 27, 2019
This is what this guy does. He calls you for a meeting (he is so persistent btw) He sells to you this amazing idea of building your brand. After the meeting he insists on taking a selfie with you then BOOM! He posts it and captions like y’all have been working together already https://t.co/3dQ65vHxM1
— ? everythingship ? (@OliveKarmen) January 26, 2019