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No, NTV Kenya didn’t quote Kilifi county governor saying he would run for senate – Facebook post fake

A screenshot of what appears to be a Facebook post by the NTV Kenya channel quotes Kilifi county governor Amason Kingi as saying he will run for the county’s senate seat in the upcoming general elections, set for 9 August 2022.

It reads: “‘I will be vying for the Kilifi Senatorial seat this coming election. I will work closely with George Kithi. I have invested a lot in this County and it must be safeguarded”. ~ Amason Jefwa Kingi.”

In their reactions, some users questioned the governor’s legacy. The screenshot was also posted on a public Facebook group page. 

But is it authentic?


No evidence of quote

The quote – or the governor’s intention to run for the senate – has not been reported by any credible media outlet. And it does not appear anywhere on Kingi’s verified Twitter account.

On 22 January, NTV Kenya posted the screenshot on its Facebook and Twitter pages, stamped “FAKE”.



Kingi did the same, simply writing “Fake news.”



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