Truth Behind US Government Revoking Gachagua’s Visa
Written by Odhiambo Shem on April 12, 2023
Social media reports earlier this month claimed that the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) had imposed Visa restrictions on Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Trade CS Moses Kuria, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungw’ah, and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro.
The reports alleged that the US government made the move after the four politicians sponsored violence during Azimio’s anti-government protests last month.
“These visa revocations demonstrate that the United States will promote accountability not only for regime leaders but also for officials who enable the regime’s assaults on democracy and human rights,” the fake report read in part.
The US Government through the US Embassy in Nairobi however refuted the reports terming them fake.
“I can confirm that the report doing rounds is fake as there has been no such communication from the United States Government,” U.S. Embassy Nairobi Spokesman Andrew Veveiros said while addressing the media.
The embassy also flagged the report as fake via its official Twitter page.
We looked into this claim stating that the U.S department of Treasury had revoked Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s visa and found it to be false.
This fact check was produced by Sky 106.1 FM