IN SHORT: Despite leadership wrangles in the Kericho county government, a letter demanding expensive “privileges”, said to be from one of those involved, has been fabricated.
“REQUEST FOR PRIVILEGES,” reads the subject line on what looks like an internal memo from Kericho’s county assembly, circulating on Facebook.
Kericho, one of Kenya’s 47 counties, is about 250 kilometres from the capital city of Nairobi.
It then lists items such as “an Escalade stretch vehicle, 4 security officers, KSh 177,000 weekly allowance, car fuel card, 2 iPhone 14 pro max 14TB and a KSh 100,000 monthly house allowance”.
The document appears to be signed by member of county assembly (MCA) Paul Chirchir, and states that he is the majority leader of the Kericho county assembly.
So, is this really an internal memo by Chirchir requesting lavish privileges?
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