The letter circulating on social media purporting to be an official communication from Governor Ongwae on his defection from ODM is fake. The document lacks critical features of an official documents like signature and stamp from the office of the governor to validate it.
Kisii County Governor James Ongwae quits ODM to join UDA Party
The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is Misleading.
To arrive to this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. On July 26, 2022, we contacted Kisii County Governor Ongwae, who denied the claim, stating that he has no plans to UDA Party from ODM.
On July 26, the Governor also shared a video on his Facebook page and Twitter account, urging the public to disregard the claims.