No, Raila has not moved to court to block Jubilee’s unga subsidy
Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga has disowned a fake news alert claiming that he has moved to court to stop the planned food subsidy by the government.
The alert, which was circulated on social media, was crafted as if it was sent from Capital FM breaking news service, GetIT411.
“GetIT411: Raila files a case in court under certificate of urgency to block implementation of Kshs.90 Government Unga subsidy programme. www.capitalfm.co.ke,” read the fake alert.
Later, Dennis Onyango, Mr Odinga’s spokesman, added his voice on the matter.
I expect Capital FM to disown the alert to the effect that Raila has gone to court to stop cheap Unga. The station has said it’s fake.
— Dennis Onyango (@DennisOnyangoGM) May 16, 2017
The development came barely hours after Agriculture CS Willy Bett unveiled a subsidy programme that will see the cost of maize flour reduce to Sh90 from Sh160 for a 2kg packet and to Sh47 for the 1kg packet.