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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.

FAKE: Lawyer Paul Gicheru Has Not Said He Knows the People...

Lawyer Paul Gicheru surrendered to the ICC on November 2, 2020, following a warrant of arrest issued against him on March 10, 2016.

Students Safe in Schools, says Magoha

The Cabinet Secretary of Education Professor George Magoha has maintained that students are safe in schools. This comes after seven pupils lost their lives...

Githurai Furniture Market on Fire

Morning fire razes furniture and timber market in Githurai 45

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...

FAKE: HUDUMA Card Circulating Online is Misleading

An image circulating online supposedly of the Huduma Namba card is fake and does not represent the genuine card set to be rolled out in December.

FALSE: Deputy President William Ruto Has Not Endorsed BBI Report

On October 22, several social media accounts shared a purported front page of the Star alleging that Dr Ruto supported the BBI report.

Standard Group Hands Kipkoech Tanui New Top Job

Tanui, a veteran in the media industry, has served the Group in various editorial leadership positions since joining the Group in 2001 from NMG

FAKE: Quote ‘Putting Dynasties On Notice’ Not From Deputy President William...

Dr Ruto was on Monday 2nd August 2021, barred from boarding a flight to Uganda for not seeking clearance as all civil servants should. The DP was scheduled to fly for personal reasons to Entebbe, accompanied by a seven-man entourage comprising his close political allies and businessmen. 

FALSE: Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka Was Not Booed In Nakuru

The Daily Post, an online content aggregator, posted a tweet on 23rd September 2021 claiming that Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka was nearly beaten...

MISLEADING: This Photo Is Not Of Nyasirimbi Village In Nyamira

A photo that was shared on Twitter purporting to be of Nyasirimbi village in Nyamira County is false. The photo was shared by a...