A few days ago, the government cancelled the work permit and deported Rubis Energy CEO Jean Christian Bergeron on the grounds he was sabotaging the economy.
The French national was accused of hoarding fuel leading to the commodity’s acute shortage that destabilised the transport sector in the country.
Days after the government’s move to deport Bergeron, Polycarp Igathe, a businessman- cum politician and corporate executive, started trending on social media.
Rumours were that Igathe, who is the Chief Commercial Officer of the Equity Group Holdings Limited, had been appointed the new Rubis Kenya chief executive.
A section of Kenyans even trooped to Twitter to congratulate him saying he was a lucky man as he had been securing plum cooperate jobs.
Francis Wanjiku said: “Polycarp Igathe must be the only Kenyan whose uncle actually receives and forwards his CV.”
Kawangware Finest said: “If Luck could be a person then it could be called Polycarp Igathe. He is now the newly appointed Rubis Kenya CEO.”
Edudee said: “Again. God of Polycarp Igathe and Larry Madowo. Please locate me. Ama where do you face when praying sir.”
Dr Somalia Bae said: “I think this Polycarp Igathe is always busy applying for a new job after getting a new job.”
But has Igathe been appointed as the new Rubis CEO? We found out.
GOTTA.news fact-check desk established that the news of his purported appointment originated from a graphic that appears to be made by Nation Media’s NTV.
However, the television station has since dismissed the poster, rating it as fake.
Also, Rubis’ management has not officially made any statement confirming the appointment of Igathe, as it ought to have done.
Therefore, Igathe’s appointment is just a rumour as of now.
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