On 10 May 2021 Kenya’s Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a public policy think tank, invited its Facebook and Twitter followers to a webinar on amnesty for corruption. But a day later, a Facebook user claimed the event had been cancelled.
But on 11 May the invitation was reposted on a public Facebook group with more than 36,000 members – stamped “CANCELLED”.
The user posting it said: “David Ndii the Baptist show has been cancelled. He wants the corrupt to walk free and go enjoy their loot. I strongly disagree.”
But was the IEA’s webinar on the issue cancelled? We checked.
Video of webinar
On 18 May, the IEA posted: “HAPPENING TODAY: What questions do you have about the amnesty policy for Kenya's economic crimes? Our speaker ~ the delectable & influential Dr David Ndii will be on hand to answer your questions starting at 2:30 pm during the session.”
The webinar was not cancelled.
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