BT FACTCHECK

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

DEBUNKED: Mike Sonko Did Not Say He Has Recording Of President...

An article shared by Feed News on 24th November saying that former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko disclosed recording President Uhuru Kenyatta was fake....

FALSE: Kenya’s Anti-Graft Body Has Not Arrésted Governor Anne Waiguru

A Facebook post claiming that the Ethics and Anti-Corrùption Commission (EACC) has arrésted Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is FALSE. The post insinuates that her arrést...

FALSE: Government Did Not Lift Travel Red Alerts On Miguna Miguna

A tweet on 25th November by blogger Robert Alai claiming that lawyer Miguna Miguna had been granted permission to return to Kenya was false....

FAKE: Woman Never Asked To Be Buried Over Jobless Children

 An article and picture published by Citizen Witness  website on 19th November 2021 claiming that a woman sought to be buried alive over frustration...

MISLEADING: Deputy Inspector of Police Did Not Take Junior Officer’s Wife

An article published by K24 online claiming that Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua had snatched the wife of his junior was misleading....

HOAX: Nursing Council of Kenya Is Not Not Recruiting Management Trainees 

A job advertisement by the Nursing Council Of Kenya (NCK) calling for management trainee interviews is a hoax.  In the advert dated 10th November...

MISLEADING: Kenya Power Has Not Disconnected Electricity At City Hall

The photo of a Kenya Power branded van being lifted onto a truck circulating on social media is misleading. The photo’s caption indicates that...

FAKE: ODM Spokesman Did Not Criticise Anne Waiguru For Joining UDA

A screenshot that went viral on social media purporting to be from the ODM Party Director of Communications, Mr Philip Etale, criticising Kirinyaga Governor...

ALTERED: Taifa Leo Front Page With Vulgar Headline Was Fake

The front page of 5th November 2021 edition of Taifa Leo newspaper with a vulgar headline shared on social media is fake. The page, dated...

MISLEADING: Passport Printer Did Not Break Down Nor Was Printing Halted 

An article published on 14th October by Bizna Kenya website claiming that Kenya was unable to issue new passports due to a printer breakdown...