The Star newspaper distances itself from fake “Joho in drinking and smoking parties during campaigns” story

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The Star newspaper has distanced itself form a story that has been doing rounds on social media purporting to have been published by the paper.

According to the newspaper, the story which reads “Joho in drinking and smoking parties during campaigns” and has a by line of one of its correspondents Ernest Cornel is fake.

A statement from the newspaper reads

“We wish to categorically state that The Star did not write such a story neither did the reporter write it. The Star remains balanced and objective in its coverage of news around the elections and does not engage in smear or partisan campaigns. Readers can be rest assured they will continue to receive credible, verified news and information from our newspaper, twitter handle @TheStarKenya and website the-star.co.ke.”.

Below is the headline of the fake story

A screen shot of the purported story. /COURTESY

 

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