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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.

‘Even Hardcore 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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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

Forex Dealers Facing Heat in New CBK Directive

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has turned the spotlight on online unlicensed and unregulated Forex dealers and platforms. CBK has warned members of the...

FALSE: Safaricom is Not Running Reward Program for Loyal Customers

The website hoodwinks recipients by asking them to check if their zone has been selected for the Safaricom's Loyal Customer Prize.

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: 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.