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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.

MISLEADING: President Kenyatta Not Pointing at Kedong Ranch In Photo Shared...

The image posted by award-winning Kenyan photographer, artist and activist Boniface Mwangi shows President Uhuru Kenyatta gesturing and claims he is pointing at the...

MISLEADING: Suspected Killer Cop Caroline Kangogo Did Not Surrender To The...

This photo was shared on several social media accounts, but was prominently used by the Facebook page, Kenyan Expose. The photo surfaced on the...

FAKE: Corporal Caroline Kangogo Was Never Arrested While On The Run

On 5th July 2021, as police intensified the hunt of Corporal Caroline Kangogo, on the run after being linked the murder of two men,...

FALSE: Kencell Did Not Rebrand Directly To Airtel

The death of industrialist Naushad Merali on 3rd July rekindled a historical transaction in the sale of Kencell Communications to Celtel International in 2006....

DEBUNKED: Our Land Has Not Been Grabbed, Says KWS

Activist Boniface Mwangi on July 9th 2021 kicked off a storm with a tweet on alleged land-grabbing on the Southern Bypass.  He wrote, “On...

KBC Legends Not Hired As Permanent Employees

KBC relaunched its operations recently, which involved a rebrand and brought on what it called legends as it seeks to boost viewership for TV...

DEBUNKED: Sarova Stanley Hotel Not Sold To Somali Tycoon

The reports, published on 5th July 202, claim that Said Abdullahi Deni, President of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, had paid $21.7 million to...

DEBUNKED: KRA Has Not Issued Revised ETR Specifications

On 22nd June 2021, the press release circulated indicating that the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) had issued revised electronic tax register specifications. The unsigned...

DEBUNKED: Chris Kirubi Did Not Launch Capital FM

According to records he owns shares in a number of companies, among them Capital FM. In reporting about Kirubi’s business empire, Daily Nation’s reporter John Kamau wrote on 15th June edition that “in the media industry, Kirubi launched capital FM radio - a leader in its segment. It is here that the flamboyant businessman had the tag DJ CK as he tried his hand as a presenter - as a hobby.”

FAKE: No Aircraft Disappeared From KCAA Radar

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Monday June 15th 2021 shared details of a missing aircraft on his Facebook page. He reported that the...