It’s fake news season in a fake news country.
Days after Raila Odinga visited the empty shelves of Uchumi Supermarket in Westlands, there were reports that two employees who served the NASA flag bearer were shown the door.
If you ask me, it is quite mind-boggling that some people actually fell for it. Such is the power of fake news that continues to plague the country.
The fake report that Beth Musau (assistant cashier) and Winnie Musimba were fired for attending to Raila and his son on Father’s Day last Sunday has now been quashed by the supermarket chain.
In a statement dated 21st June, Uchumi Supermarkets Human Resource Business Partner Elizabeth Oyombe, denied the reports and commended the employees for a job well done.
“We hereby confirm that Beth Musau and Winnie Musimba who both attended to Hon. Raila Odinga are still employees of Uchumi supermarket and the Uchumi management congratulates them for a job well done,” reads the statement in part.