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PesaCheck is a pioneering verification initiative that is kickstarting fact-checking across Africa. Initially focused on verifying the financial and other statistical numbers quoted by public figures in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, PesaCheck is now Africa’s largest with full-time fact-checkers in 12 countries in both east and west Africa, as well as across the Sahel.

PARTLY FALSE: Post Does Not Show Requirements For Hustler Fund Loans

A Facebook post listing the requirements for the Hustler Fund programme by the Kenyan government is PARTLY FALSE. The requirements in the claim are listed as follows: 1....

FALSE: Photo Is Not Of a School In Fafi, Garissa County

A tweet with a photo purporting to be of a school in Fafi Constituency of Kenya’s Garissa County is FALSE. The photo, which was shared online on...

FALSE: This Photo Used To Show Construction Of Likoni Bypass Is...

A photo shared on Facebook with text praising former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta for the construction of the Likoni bypass in Mombasa is FALSE. The photo, which...

FALSE: Britain’s New Prime Minister Is Not From The Luo Tribe

A tweet claiming that new British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is from the Luo tribe of Kenya is FALSE. The tweet reads: “Now Britain has elected a...

FAKE: News Alert Of Imminent Terroríst Attack On Kenya Is Fabricated

A news alert with the branding of Capital FM warning Kenya of an impeding terroríst attack is FAKE. The message appears as though it emanated from the Kenyan...

FALSE: Kenya’s Anti-Graft Body Has Not Arrésted Governor Anne Waiguru

A Facebook post claiming that the Ethics and Anti-Corrùption Commission (EACC) has arrésted Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is FALSE. The post insinuates that her arrést...

FALSE: This Is Not An Image Of Jonathan The Tortoise, The...

This Facebook post claiming to show an image of Jonathan the tortoise, the oldest animal in the world, is FALSE. The image shows four tortoises...

PARTLY FALSE: No Scientific Evidence That Jatropha Curcas And Cassava Can...

A Facebook post claiming that a combination of leaves, roots, and bark of Jatropha curcas, cassava, and black seed can cure the Human Immunodeficiency Virus...