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This section fact-checks various news and information in media. This is where we give facts and debunk fake news and falsehoods.

DEBUNKED: Eagle Did Not Snatch Drone At Azimio Rally

A photo claiming to show an eagle snatching a drone at the final Azimio La Umoja rally in Nairobi is False. The photo emerged...

FAKE: Digital Card Quoting Timothy Njoya Not Published By News Website

A digital card shared in WhatsApp groups containing the branding of Kenyans.co.ke and quoting retired Reverend Timothy Njoya is fake. BusinessToday has reviewed the...

FAKE: This Star Newspaper Frontpage Is Altered

This image of the front page of The Star newspaper doing rounds on social media has been altered. The image has a headline, “EXCLUSIVE:...

Altered: Ferdinand Omanyala Did Not Wear A Jersey Written ‘Kenya Kwanza’...

An image being circulated online showing Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala wearing a jersey written Kenya Kwanza is altered. Kenya Kwanza is a Swahili phrase...

False: This Image Is Not Of Kamariny Stadium

An image circulating online that purportedly represents Kamariny Stadium in West Pokot is false.  The image has previously been posted by OMGVoice Kenya, a verified...

This Facebook Page Does Not Belong To Kitui South MP Dr...

A Facebook page bearing the name of Kitui South MP Dr Rachael Kaki is fake and is not operated or affiliated with her. The ‘Hon....

ALTERED: Nairobian Front Page Manipulated To Have Ruto Headline

The image that started circulating on social media of The Nairobian’s front page for the May 27–June 2, 2022 edition was manipulated. The cover...

MISLEADING: Safaricom Did Not Issue Statement On Gachagua Remarks

A statement making rounds on Twitter allegedly from Safaricom has been found to be fake. The statement started circulating after Kenya Kwanza coalition running...

MISLEADING: Dr Alfred Mutua Not Interested In Mwala MP Seat

Information that Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua is running for the Mwala Parliamentary seat in the August election is misleading. According to a Facebook post...

Polycarp Igathe To Rubis: Fake News Gets Kenyans Talking

The country has been grappling with the worst fuel shortage in a decade, while the government and oil marketing firms tussle over unpaid subsidies and alleged hoarding.