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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.

ALTERED: Taifa Leo Front Page With Vulgar Headline Was Fake

The front page of 5th November 2021 edition of Taifa Leo newspaper with a vulgar headline shared on social media is fake. The page, dated...

‘Even H******e Gangsters are Heartbroken’: Relationships, Tough Life Inside Kenyan Prisons

It is indeed a difficult life. Anyone who has gone through the prison system in Kenya will tell you that for free. It all starts with a crime.

MISLEADING: Suspected K****r 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...

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...

ALTERED: DP Ruto Did Not Display P****l In Church

A photo of Deputy President William Ruto with a gun in church was altered and is thus fake. The image has been doing rounds on...

ALTERED: Nairobian Front Page Manipulated To Have Ruto Headline

The image that started circulating on social media of The Nairobian’s front page for the May 27–June 2, 2022 edition was manipulated. The cover...

SATIRE: Kenya Power Not Compensating V*****s 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...

FALSE: Kajiado Governor’s Car Did Not Hit and K**l Boda Boda...

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

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...

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