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No Prados for Kenyan 7s heroes

An article circulated online, saying that the Kenyan 7s team receiving Luxury Toyota Prados by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is not true. The Kenyan High Commissioner to Australia Mr. Isaiya Kabira confirmed to Newswire this afternoon that the article is a satire. If you read that, the article, it say so that it […]

Peni Shute

April 19, 2016 4:24 pm

An article circulated online, saying that the Kenyan 7s team receiving Luxury Toyota Prados by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is not true.

The Kenyan High Commissioner to Australia Mr. Isaiya Kabira confirmed to Newswire this afternoon that the article is a satire.

If you read that, the article, it say so that it is not true, it is a satire. The President will be hosting the team, he will be meeting the team to encourage them. He is a very great fan of rugby and he follows the team very closely and I am sure when they will get back to Kenya, the government will give incentives that it gives to sports people and during that the full incentives pakage will be released.

High Commissioner Kabira said that these incentive packages do not include what the article claims.

The photos in the article are of the Congolese President Joseph Kabila awarding DR. Congo’s national football team with Prados after the team won African Nations Championship (CHAN) that was held in Rwanda.

The article states that:

Kenya rugby players will be driving to the bank in brand new Toyota Prado SUVs that President Uhuru just bought them. Kenya rugby team made history winning the first Main Cup when they beat islanders Fiji to lift Singapore7s trophy.

President Uhuru was quick to act after the historic win and surprised the rugby players with goodies that will inspire them to win more trophies.

The article also claimed “gifts and pledges” President Uhuru had made to the Kenya 7s rugby team.

  • A fleet of brand new Toyota Prado each costing Kes 6 Million
  • No tax for rugby players
  • Public holiday
  • Facelift for rugby stadia
  • Classes for rugby
  • Lifetime medical cover and allowance

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