This press release on Facebook, supposedly from the Media Council of Kenya (MCK), is FAKE.

The MCK is an independent national institution mandated to set and ensure compliance with media standards.

The 15 August 2023-dated statement is titled, “Derogatory comments made by the Governor of Kericho County.”

According to the document, the MCK demanded a written apology from the county leader for supposedly harassing journalists who sought answers on allegations that the Londiani accident victims’ fund was misappropriated.

“Bringing goons to stop journalists from asking questions is the most outdated way of attempting to coerce the press to submission. We demand a written apology to our affected members within seven (7) days,” the statement reads in part.

But is the statement authentic?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here