BT FACTCHECK

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

FALSE: Israel Ambassador Wasn’t Fired After Congratulating President-Elect Ruto 

A tweet claiming that Israeli Ambassador to Kenya Michael Lotem was fired after congratulating President-elect William Ruto is false. The tweet published on 23rd August...

Altered: This Front Page Of The Star Newspaper Claiming Justice Lenaola...

An alleged front page of The Star newspaper claiming that Supreme Court Judge Isaac Lenaola, was bribed by Uasin Gishu woman representative Gladys Shollei...

FALSE: Nairobi Governor Has Not Banned Handcarts And Trolleys

A tweet claiming that newly elected Nairobi Governor, Mr Johnson Sakaja, has banned handcarts and trolleys in the city centre is false. The tweet, published...

Photo Of Raila Odinga Wearing UDA Branded T-shirt & Cap Manipulated

A photo of ODM party leader and Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga donning a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) branded...

These Social Media Pages Not Operated By Juliana Cherera

Social media pages that have been posting content in the name of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera, are fake. These...

False: This Facebook Page Is Not Run By Jubilee Vice-chairman David...

This Facebook page with the name Hon David Murathe does not belong to Jubilee vice-chairman David Murathe, nor is it run by the politician. The...

False: This Image Does Not Show Presidential Outriders At Rigathi Gachagua’s...

An image shared online is wrongly captioned to indicate that there were Presidential outriders at Deputy President-elect Rigathi Gachagua’s home on August 15, 2022. The...

FAKE: Standard Group, Royal Media Did Not Issue Statement Declaring Presidential...

A statement purportedly signed by owners of Standard Media Group and Royal Media Services calling the 2022 presidential election in favour of Raila Odinga...

FALSE: Airspace Restrictions Not Placed On Raila Odinga Residence

On 13th August, as tallying and verification of presidential ballots continued at Bomas of Kenya, a Facebook group, Uhuru For Us, posted a message...

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...