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: IT CS Joe Mucheru Has Not Congratulated William Ruto For...

A screenshot of a Facebook post showing Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru congratulating Deputy President William Ruto for winning the presidency in the...

False: This Police Blockade Is Not Outside Deputy President William Ruto’s...

This tweet with an image purporting to show officers blocking the road to Deputy President William Ruto’s home is false. The image surfaced online a...

ALTERED: Statement Announcing 22nd August As Date For Schools Reopening Is...

A press statement dated 10th August circulating in WhatsApp forums and containing the Ministry of Educátion logo, indicating that the government has postponed the...

FAKE: DP Ruto Tweet Congratulating Raila Odinga For Winning Elections Is...

On 12th August 2020, a screenshot of a tweet bearing the account name of Deputy President William Ruto was shared through WhatsApp. In the...

FALSE: Photo Does Not Show Francis Atwoli Fleeing Kenya

The photo of COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli circulating on social media indicating that he is travelling abroad is false. The photo has been doing rounds...

FAKE: These Twitter And Facebook Accounts Not Run By S.K. Macharia

The Twitter account has been active since March 2022 and has lately been giving updates in favour of Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

FALSE: Photo Of Snake Was Not Taken At Kasarani Rally

Reports of a snake that slithered to the VIP dais at the Kasarani stadium during the Azimio La Umoja final rally in Nairobi are...

HOAX: KWS Has Not Reported Stray Leopard In Murang’a

A press statement cautioning a section of residents of Murang’a County over a stray leopard on the loose is fake. The statement dated 8th August,...

DEBUNKED: Eagle Did Not S****h Drone At Azimio Rally

A photo claiming to show an eagle snatching a drone at the final Azimio La Umoja rally in Nairobi is False. The photo emerged...

FAKE: Digital Card Quoting Timothy Njoya Not Published By News Website

A digital card shared in WhatsApp groups containing the branding of Kenyans.co.ke and quoting retired Reverend Timothy Njoya is fake. BusinessToday has reviewed the...