Was Senator Aaron Cheruiyot linked to tea harvesting machines by former CS?
Aspirants used tea harvesting machines as their main campaign tool to fight Keter politically during the campaigns leading up to the UDA nominations.
The chief of staff was forced to defend himself against the allegations.
During the recently concluded UDA nominations in Kericho County, University lecturer Erick Mutai, a political newcomer, defeated Keter with 126,038 votes to Keter’s 60,342 votes.
However, in the days leading up to the nominations, the candidates used tea harvesting machines as their primary campaign tool to fight Keter politically.
The CS was forced to respond to the allegations, claiming that he was not behind the machines and that the issue was being spread by his political opponents.
During one of his campaign speeches, Keter stated, “I don’t own any tea picking machines, nor have I ever done business with tea companies in that regard.”
However, fake news emerged, with social media users spreading a false headline, “I do not own tea harvesting machines, Senator Aaron Cheruiyot.”
The fact-checker confirmed that Keter did not mention the senator’s name in his remarks, so it is propaganda.
Furthermore, the fake article was published on February 15, 2022, whereas the original article was published on March 30, 2022.
Source >> The Star