By Albert Nyakundi
Claims of “tea poisoning” attributed to the National Youth Service Director General Matilda Sakwa were “Fake News”.
Hotnews can now confidently report.
Sakwa has rubbished the allegations as a misrepresentation of facts.
The long serving administrator has since distanced herself from claims that the tea she took was poisoned.
“Thanks but it was not as reported. I did not take any tea. I just fell sick probably food poisoning from the previous day. All is well.” Matilda told Hot News on Saturday morning.
On Thursday, a section of the media reported that Sakwa fell ill on Tuesday and was rushed to hospital shortly after she took a cup of tea served at her office located at the NYS headquarters on Thika Superhighway.
She was quoted as saying, “I know corruption fights back and it takes time to clean the image of NYS, and therefore you will always get naysayers who do not mean well for the institution.”
Hot News has since established that Sakwa reported at the NYS last year with her own food handlers, a source at the NYS told Hot News.
She trusts her aides. “That was pure propaganda; the claims were untrue and unfounded. Madam is okay.” said a high ranking official at NYS.
Another staffer said, “No one is talking about the DG’s issue here (at NYS).It was fake news.”
By the time of going to press, efforts to reach Starehe police boss Alice Kimeli to find out if the police are investigating the matter were futile.
She did not respond to our text messages.