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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.

False: This Image Does Not Show Recce Squad Officers At DP...

An image circulating online purporting to show elite General Service Unit (GSU) officers from the Recce Squad at Deputy President William Ruto’s residence is...

No Disco in Siaya County on Census Night

County Commissioner Michael ole Tialal has called for maximum cooperation and support to the census officials s as to get right data

KBC Legends Not Hired As Permanent Employees

KBC relaunched its operations recently, which involved a rebrand and brought on what it called legends as it seeks to boost viewership for TV...

DEBUNKED: Chris Kirubi Did Not Launch Capital FM

According to records he owns shares in a number of companies, among them Capital FM. In reporting about Kirubi’s business empire, Daily Nation’s reporter John Kamau wrote on 15th June edition that “in the media industry, Kirubi launched capital FM radio - a leader in its segment. It is here that the flamboyant businessman had the tag DJ CK as he tried his hand as a presenter - as a hobby.”

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.

MISLEADING: Murang’a Woman Rep Sabina Chege Did Not Attend Sagana Meeting

A tweet shared by Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi showing Murang’a Woman Rep Sabina Chege at the Sagana III meeting is fake. On 23rd February...

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...

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...

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...

DEBUNKED: Naomi Campbell Earning Ksh11 Million a Month to Promote Kenya?

The figure was circulated on social media by users who questioned why Campbell over local talents with international appeal.