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: Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju Was Not Locked Out Of...

Former State House Digital Director Dennis Itumbi on 14th October reported that Jubilee Secretary General, Mr Raphael Tuju, was locked out of the party’s...

DEBUNKED: Senator Kipchumba Murkomen Has Not Defected From UDA

A claim kicked off by controversial social media users that former Senate Majority Leader and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen had left the United...

DEBUNKED: Ruto Did Not Support ICJ Ruling On Kenya-Somalia Maritime Border

A tweet and message board claiming that Deputy President William Ruto urged Kenyans to accept the International Court of Justice’s verdict on the Kenya-Somalia...

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...

FALSE: DPP Noordin Haji Has Not Summoned DP William Ruto Over...

Reports that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has summoned Deputy President William Ruto regarding the Arror and Kimwarer dams saga where billions were...

MISLEADING: 64-Year-Old Woman Who Gave Birth To Twins Not From Kisii

The picture above of a senior couple with two new-borns has been circulating online over the past few weeks, with a caption indicating that...

FAKE: Recruitment Letter Not Issued By Kenya Wildlife Service

On 3rd October 2021, a calling letter purporting to be from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) was shared on social media. The letter, printed on...

HOAX: No Plans Yet To Demolish Weston Hotel

On October 6th 2021, a claim that Weston Hotel in Nairobi, which is linked to Deputy President William Ruto, was set for demolition. A...

FALSE: Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka Was Not Booed In Nakuru

The Daily Post, an online content aggregator, posted a tweet on 23rd September 2021 claiming that Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka was nearly beaten...

ALTERED: DP Ruto Did Not Display P****l In Church

A photo of Deputy President William Ruto with a gun in church was altered and is thus fake. The image has been doing rounds on...