BT FACTCHECK

This section fact-checks various news and information in media. This is where we give facts and debunk fake news and falsehoods.

FAKE: Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru Did Not D*e In Road A******t

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....

FAKE: Quote ‘Putting Dynasties On Notice’ Not From Deputy President William...

Dr Ruto was on Monday 2nd August 2021, barred from boarding a flight to Uganda for not seeking clearance as all civil servants should. The DP was scheduled to fly for personal reasons to Entebbe, accompanied by a seven-man entourage comprising his close political allies and businessmen. 

PARTLY FALSE: No Scientific Evidence That Jatropha Curcas And Cassava Can...

A Facebook post claiming that a combination of leaves, roots, and bark of Jatropha curcas, cassava, and black seed can cure the Human Immunodeficiency Virus...

FAKE: Seven-Point Bottom-Up Economic Approach Blueprint Not From UDA

An image circulating on social media purporting to explain the “Bottom-up” economic model being championed by Deputy President William Ruto and the United Democratic...

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...

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...

FAKE: Corporal Caroline Kangogo Was Never A******d While On The Run

On 5th July 2021, as police intensified the hunt of Corporal Caroline Kangogo, on the run after being linked the murder of two men,...

FALSE: Kencell Did Not Rebrand Directly To Airtel

The death of industrialist Naushad Merali on 3rd July rekindled a historical transaction in the sale of Kencell Communications to Celtel International in 2006....

DEBUNKED: Our Land Has Not Been Grabbed, Says KWS

Activist Boniface Mwangi on July 9th 2021 kicked off a storm with a tweet on alleged land-grabbing on the Southern Bypass.  He wrote, “On...

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...