US journalist Demetri Sevastopulo dismisses fake article shared by KAA Chair Caleb Kositany

US journalist Demetri Sevastopulo dismisses fake article shared by KAA Chair Caleb Kositany

US journalist Demetri Sevastopulo has dismissed a fake Financial Times article shared by Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) chairman Caleb Kositany.

In a tweet on Thursday, Kositany shared a screenshot of an article with the headline: "US Federal Reserve opens investigation on Kenya's 2014 $2.75Billion Euro Bond."

The said story was purported to have been published in the US newspaper by Demetri.

While attaching the screenshot, Kositany, who was appointed chairman of KAA back in March, wrote, "Hence the noise."

The fake article was dated November 28, and was said to have been authored by Demetri, who is a Financial Times correspondent.

Now, the international journalist, who now reports on US-China relations, has taken to his official X account to shoot down the contents of the article. 

An unimpressed Demetri admonished the former Soy lawmaker, asking him to channel his energies to the Kenyan Airports instead.

"This is a complete fake. I did not write any story about Kenya. Mr Kositany, I hope you are more careful about how you run your airports and you should be ashamed for spreading such #fakenews!" he tweeted.

Demetri's tweet was roundly received by a section of Kenyans who camped at the comment section to lambast Kositany for the disinformation and also heap praises on the journalist for calling out the blatant lie.

X user @jon_koh wrote, "To be fair you're giving him too much credit. @ckositany couldn't run his rural constituency much less an International Airport!"

Another user Muthoni Delima wrote, "That's the way to go! Grab him by his b**ls! He ought to concentrate his efforts on the leaking, messy airports! Not doctoring screenshots!"

On his part, a displeased Martin Muriithi said, "A whole KAA chairman doing the work of bloggers! What a failed administration! Kenya Kwanza is clutching at straws! Thank you Demetri for calling out this utter nonsense!"

Despite the public clarification on the screenshot's unauthenticity, the unbothered Kositany had not pulled down the erroneous tweet by the time of publishing.

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