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: Chief Justice Martha Koome Not Related To IG Joseph Koome

A Twitter post claiming the Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome is related to Chief Justice Martha Koome is false.

FAKE: News Alert Of Imminent Terroríst Attack On Kenya Is Fabricated

A news alert with the branding of Capital FM warning Kenya of an impeding terroríst attack is FAKE. The message appears as though it emanated from the Kenyan...

FAKE: Nzioka Waita Not Appointed Deputy CEO For Safaricom Ethiopia

Reports that former State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita has been appointed deputy CEO for Safaricom Ethiopia are false.

FALSE: Former President Uhuru Kenyatta Has Not Built a Palace In...

A tweet purporting to show the aerial view of former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s palace in Partakilat, Trans Mara, Narok County, is false. The photo shows...

False: Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza Has Not Been Impeached

Reports that Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has been impeached are false. The reports were posted on Twitter by a user using the name Towy Maish,...

False: This Facebook Page Is Not Run By Former Vice President...

A Facebook page using the name and photos of former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka is not affiliated with the politician. The page, which has been...

Fact-check: Winnie Odinga Has Not Been Nominated To EALA

Winnie Odinga, daughter to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has denied being nominated to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). According to several online claims,...

FALSE: Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi Is Not Majority Leader In Parliament

A tweet shared by ODM Party on 20th September 2022 claiming Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi has been declared National Assembly Majority Leader is false. In...

FALSE: No, I’ve Not Been Appointed As DP’s Communications Director, Says...

A widely shared tweet stating that Jacque Maribe, a former Citizen TV presenter, has been appointed Director of Communications at the Deputy President’s office,...

ALTERED: Image Of State House With Yellow Cross Has Been Manipulated

 A Facebook post with an image showing a yellow cross mounted on State House Nairobi is fake. The photo, a cropped version of State House...