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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.

KCB Group half year profit rises to Sh12.7 billion

Total operating income was up 8% to Ksh 38.6 billion from Ksh 35.6 billion on the back of strong non-funded income

FALSE: Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju Not in ICU

On Thursday, November 12, 2020, reports by certain social media users indicated that the politician was admitted at the hospital.

FALSE: Kajiado Governor’s Car Did Not Hit and Kill Boda Boda...

It is apparent that Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku was not involved in the accident, rendering the post fake.

FAKE: TSC Not Hiring 12,000 Teachers

Applicants were promised a Ksh15,000 monthly remuneration stipend for primary teachers and Ksh20,000 for secondary.

FALSE: Not All Face Masks in the Market Meet Set Standards

The regulator in July raised the red flag on three face mask manufacturers and ordered them to recall their products.

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...

Standard Chief Editor Announces Sweeping ‘House Cleaning’ Rules

According to Ochieng Rapuro, any invitation coming with the name of a reporter or editor will be rejected unless the sender allows the editor to nominate an alternative person

FAKE: New York Times Did Not Publish Article Urging America to...

The page with the headline “Kenya’s Building Bridges Initiative A Lesson For America” and dated 20th January 2021, was purportedly written by Tim Cliff, argues that the US may have some lessons to learn from “this African nation” which has figured out a way to come together when its sense of cohesion is at its lowest.

FALSE: Cuban Doctors Abducted Last Year Have Not Been Released

Kenyan government and the Cuban governments denied the reports first shared on Twitter by Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodríguez.

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.