“What is Miguna smoking?” Kenyans react as NRM General tweets fake news

Miguna losing touch with Kenyan reality

Miguna responded to the racist email scandal that hit Chandarana Food Plus, but instead of addressing the rightful owners, the NRM General dragged in industrialist Manu Chandaria whose surname closely resembles the name of the supermarket.

"Manu Chandaria is supposed to be the wealthiest private individual in Kenya outside the looting Kenyatta, Moi and Kibaki oligarchies. He has made all his billions from EXPLOITING ordinary Kenyans, yet, he still exhibits the most rabid racism," he tweeted.

Kenyans were quick to explain to him that Chandarana was a separate supermarket chain that had no relation with the Chandarias.

"Chandarana is not owned by chandaria...," Sital Chandaria replied to Miguna's tweet.

However, in his usual aggressive style, the exiled lawyer stood by his tweet and even insulted some users as “seeking cheap favours from Chandaria” by defending his stake in Chandarana.

The vocal lawyer declined to produce evidence that would support his wild claims, but instead challenged Kenyans to table evidence that Chandaria did not own Chandarana Food Plus.

"Cheap and hungry Kenyans are just shouting to attract Chandaria's attention and tokens. I don't follow money. Not even trillions of stolen loot. So, keep shouting," Miguna hit out at those who sought to collect him.

Pulselive.co.ke independently established that Chandarana Group of Supermarkets is a family-owned company founded by Shantilal Mulji Thakkar in 1964.

Although using the surname Thakkar, Shantilal preferred to name his business Chandarana which is an alternative family name.

The business is currently managed by the founder’s three sons - Anil, Sanjay, and Dipin.

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