FALSE: Eldas Member of Parliament Adan Keynan has not resigned

Written by on January 10, 2023

A letter circulating on social media claiming that Eldas Member of Parliament (MP) Adan Keynan has resigned is FALSE.

The letter, posted on 6 January 2023, alleged that Keynan decided to resign due to clan wrangles and health complications. 

“MP RESIGNS. In a rare occurrence to happen in Kenya Eldas Member of Parliament Aden Keynan has resigned from his position. Huyu ndio hero,” reads the caption of the post we are fact-checking. 

To confirm the authenticity of the claim, SKY FM checked Keynan’s Facebook page and established that the letter was fake. 

In a post on his verified page, the MP confirmed that the letter did not originate from him, adding that he is following up the matter with the relevant authorities. 

“My attention has been drawn to a widespread FAKE letter with unfounded and patchy information circulating on social media by purveyors of deceit and misleaders.

“I wish to notify members of the public to consider the letter FAKE and disregard the baseless details as I seek to bring the matter to the attention of relevant investigative agencies to swiftly act and pursue the matter to its ultimate end,” he said.

The Parliament of Kenya has also dismissed the viral letter. 

This fact check was published by SKY 106.1 FM with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance

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