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FAKE: Letter purported to be from Kericho County Assembly Majority Leader requesting for privileges in doctored

By Michael Barnabe

The county assembly has flagged the letter as fake

A letter shared on Facebook allegedly authored by Kericho County Assembly Majority Leader Paul Chirchir, requesting for privileges is FAKE.

The letter dated 22nd November is addressed to the County Assembly Speaker and seeks for several privileges that include; a Sh177,000 weekly allowance, car fuel card, 4 security officers and 2 IPhones among others.

Although the letter bears the branding of the county assembly and name of the majority leader, it is not authentic.

The Kericho County Assembly disowned the letter and asked members of the public to disregard it.

“Beware of fake,malicious documents on social media and treat them as such. This document does not originate from us,” the assembly posted.

Mtaani radio fact-check desk contacted Kericho County Assembly’s Communications Officer Leonard Korir who confirmed that the letter is fake.

Korir also confirmed that the Facebook page that flagged the letter is the legitimate county assembly’s account.

This fact check was published by Mtaani Radio with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.

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I am a digital content creator with niche in Health, politics, and Human Interest Features.

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