IN SHORT: A convincing-looking document is circulating on social media in Kenya, apparently showing the electricity transmission firm inviting tenders for an unusual item - a traditional fermented milk product. But it's been photoshopped.
“KETRACO now invites tenders from interested/eligible firms to bid for the tenders given below,” reads what appears to be a tender document from the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (Ketraco).
The document lists five tender items and appears to be signed off by the senior supply chain manager on behalf of the acting managing director.
The last item on the list is “supply and delivery of mursik”. Mursik is a traditional fermented milk drink, consumed by the Kalenjin people of Kenya.
So is this really a legitimate tender document from the electricity supplier? We checked.
Tender document doctored
The tweet included two tender documents, one listing two items and the other four.
We compared the document circulating on social media with the official documents Ketraco posted on its Twitter page and website. It appears to have been doctored to include a fifth item, “supply and delivery of mursik”.
On 9 May Ketraco posted the official and the fake documents side-by-side on Twitter, with the word “fake” posted in red across the one.
Ketraco is not inviting tenders to supply and deliver mursik.
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