Deputy President William Ruto placed the Star journal on the spot on the cover page on Wednesday morning over a tale.
Ruto referred to the cover tale of the publication titled. Ruto Allies Referendum Scuttle Uhuru-Raila’ as fake news.
It was uncouth of journals to use his name to sell stories, even though he was not engaged in the said news, according to the vice president.
Therefore, he took his Twitter account to express his disappointment with the said newspaper.
“I understand it’s hard, but journals should attempt to sell without mentioning’ Ruto.’ Please! Tafadhali woiye (please)!” Ruto published.
He went as far as publishing a screenshot of the cover page of the paper as a warning to other journals selling their stories using the same tactic.
Previously, the second in control of the country on July 29 called The Standard Newspaper for what he called fake news.
The paper stated that Zambia’s President Uhuru Kenyatta had jetted in and avoided his deputy, who was waiting to meet him in the presidential pavilion of JKIA.
Taking Twitter, DP Ruto dismissed the story and explained that when he jetted into the airport he hadn’t gone to meet President Kenyatta.
“I wasn’t close JKIA anywhere. I’m not surprised that some media houses and their owners are so hopeless. Tuwasamehe tu (let them forgive)!!” Ruto posted on his Twitter.