Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has left Kenyans talking after he boldly told Colombians that the country has Tigers.
Gachagua while addressing officials during an official trip to Colombia urged the country's business leaders to tour Kenya and also invest.
He informed them that by investing and touring the country they would not just experience the country's hospitality but also get to enjoy the country's wildlife where they will see animals such as Tigers.
"Kenya is a very warm country, we are very welcoming people we are very hospitable and we invite Colombian business people to come and invest in Kenya. Again, as you come to invest in Kenya, we have many facilities for tourism. We have rare species of wildlife; the elephant, rhino, buffalo and the tiger," the DP said.
Whether the DP made the remarks jokingly or not, the truth is that Tigers are not native to Kenya or even Africa.
Tigers reside in the Asian continent and are spread in the Indian subcontinent, the Russian Far East, and parts of China among others.
Kenyans including leaders were quick to chew out the DP for stating unfactual statements on an international platform.
Below are some of the comments:
An X user identified as IngNdolo wrote: "Mr @rigathi Gachagua, the Deputy President of Kenya lied to the audience in Columbia that we have tigers in Kenya. I have never seen a tiger 🐯 in Kenya. Or did I miss some nature classes? @NatGeo & @KWSKenya help me,"
Another user identified as Caxstone P. Kigata wrote; "While delivering a speech in Columbia, Mr Gachagua lied to the audience that we have tigers in Kenya. Fact is that tigers have never historically lived on the African continent. We have indeed exported lies to the international community,"
"This individual went abroad to deceive foreigners with his claims. After all, how can one talk about Kenyan tigers when they aren't even naturally found in Africa to begin with," a user identified as Simon_aspireke wrote.
"Rigathi Gachagua confidently said Kenya has Tigers. Bwana these guys can sell anything. Maybe it is the Tiga in Tiga Wana he was selling," another user identified as BravinYuri wrote.