The Kenyan broadcaster has disowned the quote.
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This quote shared on Facebook attributed to Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, purportedly by Kenyan broadcaster TV47, is FAKE.
According to the quote, the Governor is lamenting about the state of the Kenyan economy, saying that it has been “placed under receivership” and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the “Manager”.
“We are in the Doldrums as a Nation. President Ruto is unable to Revive the economy. All the rhetoric and promises are designed to manage the masses,” reads the quote in part.
The quote adds that President William Ruto’s “bottom-up” economic campaign agenda was all a “con” and that former President Uhuru Kenyatta has been vindicated for not endorsing Ruto.
The quote indicates at the end that Governor Waiguru expressed those sentiments to TV47. However, it does not indicate when or where the Kirinyaga governor said those words.
Through a text response to PesaCheck, Gibendi Ramenya, the Head of Digital Innovations at Cape Media, the parent company of TV47, disowned the quote, terming it fake.
“This is obviously a fake quote. TV47 has a strong team of professional journalists who verify each piece of news before it goes out to the public,” texted Ramenya.
PesaCheck has examined a quote attributed to Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguri, purportedly by TV47, a Kenyan broadcaster, 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’s managing editor Doreen Wainainah.