A poster was shared on Facebook with a photo of Kenyan Citizen TV’s political editor Francis Gachuri. It suggests he is campaigning for a parliamentary seat in Kiambaa constituency, just northwest of Nairobi.
The caption on one Facebook post reads: “Kiambaa people, get used to your MP. This time we are not laughing with anyone.”
But is the poster real and is Gachuri running for MP?
‘I’m a journalist not a politician’
On 1 April in a programme on Citizen TV, the journalist dismissed the suggestion and said the poster was fake.
“The poster is classic fake news, crafted by kings and queens of fake news … it should be dismissed with the contempt it deserves,” Gachuri said.
He went on: “I have the best job in the world. I do not intend to trade for any other. I’m a journalist and not a politician … I do not intend to vie for any parliamentary seat now or even in the near future."
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