FACT CHECKER

FALSE: MP Ngunjiri has not decamped from Tangatanga

The Star has looked into this claim and found it to be false.

In Summary

• On August 25, a day after the story was published, Ngunjiri was seen alongside DP Ruto at a function in Karen.

• He shared pictures of the event on his official Twitter account showing him seated with the DP at the function.

A blog post on twitter claiming that Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri has dumped Deputy President William Ruto is false.

The story, which was uploaded on August 24 2021, claims that Ruto had received a “big blow after Ngunjiri dumped his camp to join that of ODM Leader Raila Odinga”.

However, the legislator has dismissed this claim that has been circulating on social media that he had moved camps from TangaTanga to Kieleweke.

On August 25, a day after the story was published, Ngunjiri was seen alongside DP Ruto at a function in Karen.

He shared pictures of the event on his official Twitter account showing him seated with the DP at the function.

Ngunjiri said defection claims were fake news, adding that he is still in DP Ruto’s camp and he is going nowhere.

“I have not decamped from Tangatanga as it has been reported by a section of the media, I don't know where they got that information from,” Ngunjiri said.

The MP’s lawyer Danstan Omari also added claims that Ngunjiri had moved camp are all lies and a misrepresentation of a presser that he issued.

Omari said they have already served several media houses with a demand letter including Nation Media Group for writing a similar story that was also fake according to his client.

Ngunjiri says he is angered and disturbed by the sentiments that he had praised Odinga in his speech arguing that he was never given time to be interviewed so he does not know where they got the fake information from.

The Star has looked into this claim and found it to be false.