Russian Embassy has denied reports that it flagged President William Ruto’s government for selling donated fertiliser as fake.
In a statement dated Friday, September 23, the embassy stated that the fake reports that had gone viral on social media did not emanate from them.
The Embassy called on Kenyans to verify the information before circulating the statement on various social media platforms.
“Many fake reports on Russian fertilizers are circulating on local social media. The Embassy of the Russian Federation hereby requests all users to verify information on fertilizers in Kenya on official media resources of the Embassy,” read the statement in part.
Reports claiming Ruto’s government sold donated fertiliser went viral a day after DP Gachagua flagged Ksh3.5 billion subsidised fertiliser.
In the fake statement, Russian company Uralchem had reportedly recalled its donated fertiliser as a punitive measure.
“Uralchem runs an anti-corruption policy that applies to all of its entities. The document is aligned with the Federal Law ‘On combating corruption’. The policy defines and regulates the key requirements for the Company’s relations with counterparties, partners and government bodies. This policy is binding on all.
“We, therefore, with immediate effect recall the sale of our donations and ask Kenyan farmers to boycott all efforts to sell our donations in the Kenyan market,” read the statement in part.