"I haven't withdrawn scholarships" - outgoing Kesses MP Mishra Kiprop clears the air
Outgoing Kesses constituency Member of Parliament Dr. Mishra Swarup Kiprop has dispelled rumours that he has withdrawn scholarships for 300 students following the loss of the seat in the recently concluded polls.
In a statement issued on Friday evening, Kiprop said the scholarship "program is still on course and by the Great Grace of God we shall continue absorbing and supporting more students."
Kiprop was dethroned by United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate Julius Ruto. Running as an independent candidate, the UDA wave proved too strong despite his proven track record in munificence, scholarships and all.
When results were announced, the online rumour mill started spinning. Alongside the withdrawal of scholarships, rumours also said that Dr. Mishra had terminated free driving lessons offered to Kesses youth as well as a programme that gave out dairy cows to needy families.
"For the past one week, the social media has been awash with FAKE NEWS that I have withdrawn scholarship for 300 Students from Kesses Constituency," said Mishra in a statement.
"I urge you all to disregard the rumors, FAKE NEWS and sophisticated disinformation campaigns being peddled across-board. The program is still on course and by the Great Grace of God we shall continue absorbing and supporting more students.
"I also take this opportunity to thank The Great People of Kesses for the opportunity, trust and endearing love they accorded me all along," he added.
19 hrs ago
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