Dennis Itumbi who is the Secretary of Innovation, Digital and Diaspora Communication in the Office of the President has bowed to pressure from Kenyans after spreading fake news that Deputy President William Ruto’s wife Rachel Ruto was today in Turkana county to donate food to hunger stricken residents.
Itumbi lifted a 2014 picture of Rachel Ruto receiving famine relief food from Directorate of Special Programs for families facing starvation in Turkana back then (2014).
Kenyans who wondered whether the DP’s wife has done away with her short hair did their research and noticed it was really an old picture since the photos were the same,same clothes,same trucks and same hair style.
They quickly rushed online to troll Dennis Itumbi for spreading fake news while people are dying of hunger in Turkana.
Itumbi has since apologized and said that he relied on unverified images.
He said ” I apologize for images I shared here earlier.
Mama Rachel Ruto was not in Turkana
I relied on unverified images.
This was my mistake and I am sorry.
I have since deleted them.
May the record reflect the true position and my apology too.