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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.

FALSE: Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta Did Not Attend Queen’s Funeral In...

A Facebook post alleging that former President Uhuru Kenyatta was in London to attend Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral is false. The photo...

FALSE: Raila Odinga Has Not Been Appointed To United Nations Board

A tweet claiming Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has been appointed to the United Nations Board is false....

FAKE: Kisii Governor Simba Arati Has Not Relocated Offices Due To...

On 31st August 2022, a Twitter user reported that newly elected Kisii Governor Paul Simba Arati had relocated from the County Government offices to...

False: This Image Does Not Represent President William Ruto’s Presidential Standard

An image shared by Radio Citizen purporting to show President William Ruto’s Presidential Standard is false. The Presidential Standard otherwise known as a presidential flag...

FALSE: Kenyan Flag Has Not Been Removed From State House

On 14th September 2022, a Twitter user shared an image of Kenya’s State House, Nairobi, with a claim that the government of newly elected...

FALSE: Image Of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Belongings Being Moved From State...

An image shared on Twitter on September 4, 2022, of a truck transporting retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s personal possessions from State House is false. In...

False: Article Claiming Judiciary Reported William Ruto Did Not Attain Required...

An article claiming that a Judiciary report revealed President-elect William Ruto did not attain the required threshold to win the August 9 Presidential contest...

DEBUNKED: Digital Card Quoting Jeremiah Kioni Commenting On Election Rigging Fabricated 

A digital card with a quote attributed to Jubilee Party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni on the use of bulbs that spread darkness during elections...

HOAX: President-Elect William Ruto Is Not Offering Sh20,000 Grant

A website promoting a cash grant of Ksh20,000 by President-elect William Ruto is fake. The cash grant is being promoted on this web link...

FALSE: Israel Ambassador Wasn’t Fired After Congratulating President-Elect Ruto 

A tweet claiming that Israeli Ambassador to Kenya Michael Lotem was fired after congratulating President-elect William Ruto is false. The tweet published on 23rd August...