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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.

More Than 100 Years Needed to Close Gender Gap in Corporate...

Businesses have been urged to have a well looked after their workforces so as to avoid having to choose between human rights and development.   Speaking...

PARTLY FALSE: This Is Not The Image Of Alysia Montana 5...

The photo of a pregnant Alysia Montana, the US 800m athlete has been trending just after the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics.  The photo...

ALTERED: Standard Front Page With ‘Ruto Eats Sadaka’ Headline Is Fake

On 16th August 2021, social media influencer and controversial blogger Ronoh Cornelius shared a Standard newspaper cover with the photo of Deputy President William...

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.

HOAX: Thursday 4th November Was Not Gazetted As Diwali Holiday

A gazette notice making the rounds on social media, announcing that Thursday, November 4th 2021, would be a national public holiday in Kenya to...

ALTERED: CNBC Web Page Headline On ICJ Changed To Include Kenya

An image of a website article headline claiming that the United States of America has backed Kenya in rejecting the ICJ ruling on the...

FAKE: Woman Never Asked To Be Buried Over Jobless Children

 An article and picture published by Citizen Witness  website on 19th November 2021 claiming that a woman sought to be buried alive over frustration...

FAKE: Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru Did Not Die In Road Accident

The article, published on Maishatv.com on July 29, alleges that Governor Waiguru was confirmed dead on the morning of 29th July, along Thika Road....

DEBUNKED: Renowned Author Ngugi wa Thiong’o Not Dẹad

A tweet published on 16th December claiming that celebrated Kenyan author and academic Ngugi wa Thiong’o had diẹd  is false.  The news was broken through...

DEBUNKED: 14 Million Kenyans Not Blacklisted by CRBs

Data by Metropol shows that the number of loans accounts in arrears for more than 90 days jumped to 14,035,718 by January this year, up from 9,673,258 in August 2020, a 45% increase, after the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) lifted a three-month moratorium.