Alfred Mutua on the spot for ‘fake news’ alert
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has been shamed by Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) after he posted fake news touching on the family of former vice-president Kalonzo Musyoka.
Mutua has since publicly apologized for the incident, but this hasn’t stopped KOT from urging him to exercise caution in his messaging.
Am in a meeting with Steve Kalonzo, and Cyrus Jirongo at Steve's residence. Mama Pauline is alive ,safe, and sound. This is fake news at its highest crudity. Alfred Mutua you owe the country an apology. pic.twitter.com/fOKTroZnBx
— Sen.Moses Wetang'ula (@Wetangulam) January 2, 2022
Alfred Mutua na kimbelembele zake pronounced Kalonzo's wife dead before confirming with the family. Cobra Squad theatrics going too far.
— Gabriel Oguda (@gabrieloguda) January 2, 2022
Alfred Mutua just saw that nobody is mentioning him in the Azimio vs Wheelbarrow dynamics and so he decided to unleash fake news just to be part of the news.
— Robert ALAI (@RobertAlai) January 2, 2022
Dr. Alfred Mutua has direct contacts with Kalonzo Musyoka. Was it difficult for him to place a call and confirm? If at all he didn't post, his social media team should be FIRED. Very reckless of them to kill Pauline Kalonzo.
— Abuga Makori EGH, MBE (@abuga_makori) January 3, 2022
Kalonzo's wife, Pauline Musyoka, has been a victim of death rumuors since 2017. Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, who has since deleted his condolence message to the Wiper Leader, said he was misinformed and has apologised to Kalonzo's family.
— Substone Osoro (@osorojnr_) January 2, 2022
Alfred Mutua was once a government spokesman. 90% of what he used to say was fake news.
— Daisy_k⚡️™️🇰🇪 (@Daisykenyan) January 2, 2022
Alfred Mutua Decided to kill Kalonzo Musyoka’s wife Pauline Musyoka on social media. How does a whole Machakos Governor say someone is dead without confirming from family members. Kiherere ya nini Dr? pic.twitter.com/gJkgEc5fcv
— Kelwon🇰🇪 (@Kelkenya) January 2, 2022
Kalonzo Musyoka’s wife Pauline has been unwell for some time but the seasoned politician said in a recent TV interview she is responding well to treatment and he remains hopeful that he will fully recover.