Statehouse correspondents took to their Facebook page to send a condolence message to one of their former employee, after allegedly learning of his demise. After few minutes the message was deleted after they confirmed that the person was not dead, and was well and alive.
From the post, president Uhuru Kenyatta was mourning the passing on of former Statehouse comptroller, Abraham Kiptanui, whom they said died yesterday. In his message of comfort, the president described the statehouse controller as a hardworking Kenyan patriot who served the nation for many years with great distinction.
Part of the conversation, confirming Mr. Kiptanui is still alive
However, few minutes later, the post was deleted after they learnt that, Mr. Kiptanui was still alive. Few Kenyans noticed this and informed the controversial blogger, Edgar Obare who took to his Instagram stories to inform his followers of the mishap.
Other Kenyans have also take to their social media platforms to inform the public of the misunderstanding and apparently the "fake news" being peddled around.
Kenya has lost prominent leaders and personalities over the past few months.
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