A London newspaper, The Times has revealed the name of a company NASA leader Raila Odinga hired to spread fake news during the August 8 post-election period.
The Times newspaper stated that sources from the British government believe that the misinformation on the anti- British tone of news on social media originated from the Kenyan campaign sources.
It indicated that the former Prime Minister’s campaign team hired Aristotle company to fuel the distorted information on what it termed as ‘fake news websites.’
President Uhuru Kenyatta was also put on the spot by the newspaper after it reported that his campaign team hired Cambridge Analytica and BTP Advisers to fuel similar reports.
The Times noted that BTP had been accused of stoking ‘anti-British sentiment’ in the Kenyan 2013 elections.
The report also acknowledged that anti-UK and US opinion had risen after the western envoys had given the August elections a clean bill of health.
The newspaper also claimed that sources within Britain’s Foreign Office are accusing Russia of being behind attempts to destroy the relations between London and Nairobi.
“Fears about the potential involvement of Russia in spreading anti-UK sentiment abroad comes as the British Electoral Commission has launched an investigation into whether Moscow interfered in the Brexit campaign,” part of the report read.
The negative opinion on UK and US had risen after Western observers had made a statement with other ambassadors calling for the fresh presidential election to proceed.