Tunai, also a UDA member, is running for Narok’s senate seat. The article says he had been supplementing Ole Ntutu’s bid costs with public funds, but had now chosen to spend the money on his own campaign.
“Owing to the changing political landscape in Narok, Mr Tunai opted to withdraw financing to the gubernatorial candidate and rather concentrate on winning the senatorial seat which he is now eyeing,” the article reads.
It says Ole Ntutu has been “left with only one option” – to sell his shares in “the famous Olchorro Oirowua conservancy”.
Fake headlines harm democratic choices
The story may be colourful, but it’s completely false.
A search for the headline on the Star’s social media pages came up empty.
Instead, the newspaper posted the clipping on its official Twitter account, stamping it “FAKE”.
“Beware of FAKE news, If it’s not on our official pages, it’s fake!” the post reads.
Kenyans will vote in just a few days’ time. For months, disinformation about candidates has spread online in the form of fake headlines presented as if from trusted news outlets. This harms voters’ ability to make informed decisions.
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