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Kalonzo’s oath, Babu Owino’s slap and other tales

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya has dismissed reports circulating on social media and mainstream media that an anti-malarial drug has been recalled from market over safety concerns. The board on its official twitter handle stated that there was no recall or withdrawal of any drug. Investigations are underway, the board said. Nation media online was among several news platforms that reported that the drug Duo-Cotecxin had been recalled from the Kenyan market.

Claims by a blog, Kahawa Tungu, that former Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Bishop Margaret Wanjiru issued a statement that Nairobi Governor Gideon Sonko had asked her to be his deputy turned out to be false.

`It was really painful to meet Uhuru’. That was the headline of a fake story claiming that ODM leader Raila Odinga spoke for the first time on challenges of his pact with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Did Raila issue such a statement? Other claims emerged online that Raila confessed that it was not easy for him to meet with Uhuru Kenyatta for the handshake. But none of that is true.

While Miguna Miguna’s drama unfolded at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, reports emerged that he had accepted to deputize Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

Nasa Co-Principal Kalonzo Musyoka was reported to be planning his own swearing in. Kalonzo was said to be organizing his ceremony in Nairobi and that he had paid Ksh 250,000 to Nairobi City County for the venue. But of course the date of the purported ceremony, 24 March 2018, came and went.

A blogger posted information deemed false on his twitter handle that police at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) were taking orders from Raila to harass Miguna Miguna. Senate Minority Leader James Orengo did report that they were planning to challenge in court the decision of blocking Miguna’s reentry into the country. But there was nothing to claims that police were taking orders from Raila.

Reports on social media indicated that Uchumi Supermarkets head office is to be auctioned for a Sh. 60 million debt. Uchumi’s Chief Executive Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed admitted to owing rent arrears to Kenya National Trading Corporation but clarified that their property was not under the threat of an auction.

A twitter user claimed that the twin daughters of Susan Nekesa, victim of medical negligence at Kenyatta National Hospital, had both died. The information is false, since it is only one of the daughters who died.

Babu Owino is synonymous with trouble. On the Miguna Miguna saga he was falsely accused of slapping a police officer. The video footage clearly shows the Embakasi East MP having a seemingly friendly chat with police officers.

The article below claims that Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru lost the court case challenging her election. Earlier, her main challenger Martha Karua had filed an appeal in the case that upheld the election of Waiguru. The ruling on the appeal is yet to be made.

On the day Miguna Miguna was deported to Dubai, messages emerged online that United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Affairs Secretary Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan ordered the plane carrying Miguna to return him to Kenya. But the Airline indicated that their flights were on schedule.

Claims of Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria being arrested in Dubai were shared on a Face book page. It was alleged that he had travelled on the same flight with Miguna to Dubai.

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