It wasn’t me – Kenyan MP disowns Rio photo with blonde hottie
A Kenya legislator has disowned a picture that showed him partying with his hands full – embracing a white woman on the left while holding a glass full of beer on the right.
The picture, which has since gone viral on social media, shows Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa looking merry, a cowboy hat on, a happy-looking white girl under his left arm and a glass of beer in his right hand.
It was captioned, “Our MPs have arrived in Rio” and appeared on Facebook and was then circulated via WhatsApp.
It could also have first circulated on WhatsApp before being uploaded to Facebook.
With Kenyans already surprised that MPs, other than Cherangany’s Wesley Korir in the marathon team, had been funded by taxpayers to travel to Brazil for the Olympics, the photo of one of them making merry was bound to irritate them further.
But Mr Wamalwa denied that he was anywhere near Rio and denied existence of the photo.
“That’s Photoshop propaganda, am (I’m) not in Rio. Am in Kenya at parliament now,” said Mr Wamalwa on Monday.
Incidents of Kenyan MPs partying hard while on international trips have been recorded before.
During the London Olympic Games a legislator lost almost Sh1 million cash in dollar currency to a female company.