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Twitter verifies Olunga’s account

Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga became the second Kenyan footballer, whose twitter accounts have been verified.

Last week, Kenyan on twitter (KOT) started the campaign to have Olunga’s account verified and today, the pressure paid off as Japanese side Kashiwa Reysol striker’s account was verified by Twitter.

With 21 goals in the Japan’s top-tier league, Olunga joins Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama whose account has been blue-ticked.

The campaign dubbed #VerifyOlunga trended for the better part of this week and is now considered authentic, trusted and the source of truth for his name.

 “It demonstrates authority online and improves your chances of earning followers,” says sproutsocial.com on the importance of being verified.

Typically, Twitter says, a verified account includes accounts maintained by users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas.

What the blue badge means is Olunga, who boasts of a following of 60,139 on Twitter, 544,000 on Facebook and 96,800 on Instagram, is now a brand.

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