The publication and the deputy governor have disowned the post.
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This Facebook post, supposedly by the Daily Nation and with remarks attributed to Kericho Deputy Governor Fredrick Kipngetich, is FAKE.
The post claims Kipngetich raised concerns over delayed compensation of the 30 June 2023 Londiani accident victims.
The accident involved a truck, whose driver lost its control. The media reported 52 fatalities.
A funds drive presided over by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to help the bereaved families raised over KSh13 million.
Gachagua reportedly stated that the national government would give each of the bereaved families KSh300,000 and the injured KSh200,000.
The post surfaced online after claims that the compensation money was misappropriated.
However, the purported Daily Nation post has raised red flags, key among them typos and grammatical errors.
We checked the Nation’s Facebook page for any such post, but found none. On 2 August 2023, the media house released a statement disowning the post on its Facebook page.
Kipngetich likewise dismissed the post as fake news.
PesaCheck examined a Facebook post purportedly by Nation with remarks from Kericho Deputy Governor Fredrick Kipngetich and found it to be FAKE.
This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.
By partnering with Facebook and similar social media platforms, third-party fact-checking organisations like PesaCheck are helping to sort fact from fiction. We do this by giving the public deeper insight and context to posts they see in their social media feeds.
The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Doreen Wainainah.