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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.

HOAX: Kalonzo Musyoka Has Not Withdrawn From Presidential Race

A tweet claiming that Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has withdrawn his presidential bid is fake. According to the tweet, shared on 11th January 2022, Kalonzo,...

SATIRE: Kenya Power Not Compensating Victims Of Power Outage

A letter shared on social media allegedly from Kenya Power stating that there is compensation for those affected by the recent power outage is...

FAKE: Kenya Wildlife Service Not Running Massive Recruitment

A staff recruitment advertisement under Kenya Wildlife Service letterhead being circulated in various media platforms is fake. The advert announces a nationwide recruitment for 22...

DEBUNKED: Israel Tycoon Has Not Gifted Deputy President William Ruto Helicopter

A tweet claiming to reveal a helicopter allegedly gifted to Deputy President William Ruto by an Israel businessman is fake. According to the post shared...

MISLEADING: Jimi Wanjigi Not Running For Nairobi Governor Seat

A poster that has been making rounds on social media claiming that businessman Jimi Wanjigi will run for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat in the...

MISLEADING: Nzoia FC Player Was Not Awarded Sugar As Man Of...

An image of a Nzoia Sugar FC player shared on social media on 14th December 2021 claiming that he had been awarded a packet...

DEBUNKED: Renowned Author Ngugi wa Thiong’o Not Dẹad

A tweet published on 16th December claiming that celebrated Kenyan author and academic Ngugi wa Thiong’o had diẹd is false. The news was broken through...

ALTERED: Star Newspaper Front Page With ‘President Ruto’ Headline Was Changed

The front page of The Star newspaper circulating on Whatsapp with the headline addressing Deputy President William Ruto as ‘President’ has been altered. Dated 14th...

FAKE: Kenya Editors Guild President Has Not Resigned

A letter doing rounds indicating that the Kenya Editors’ Guild (KEG) President, Mr Churchil Otieno, has resigned due to unprofessional journalism in the country...

MISLEADING: National Treasury Has Not Warned Of Looming Financial Crišis

A tweet by KTN News claiming that the National Treasury has warned of an impending financial disáster was misleading. The tweet, which was posted...