BT FACTCHECK

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

MISLEADING: Image Does Not Show Mathira MP F******g

An image on Twitter purporting to show Mathira member of parliament Rigathi Gachagua fighting is fake. Posted online on 4th September 2021, the image along...

FAKE: Letter to William Ruto About Tax Dues Is a Hoax

A letter, purportedly issued by Kenya’s tax collecting agency, making rounds on social media claiming that Deputy President William Ruto has not paid taxes...

FAKE: Wilson Sossion Has Not Ditched ODM To Join UDA

A tweet and report claiming that former KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion has abandoned the Orange Democratic Movement to join the UDA Party is...

DEBUNKED: EU Did Not Issue This Statement On Laikipia Bandit A****k

A statement allegedly issued by Henriette Geiger, the European Union ambassador to Kenya, and widely circulated online regarding bandit attacks in Laikipia County is...

FAKE: This YouTube Channel Is Not Run By IEBC

A YouTube channel purported to be owned and operated by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is fake. An article published on a Facebook...

FAKE: BBI Secretariat Not Appealing C*************l Ruling

A Facebook post with a statement claiming that the BBI Secretariat would appeal the Court of Appeal decision by moving to the Supreme Court...

MISLEADING: This Photo Is Not Of Nyasirimbi Village In Nyamira

A photo that was shared on Twitter purporting to be of Nyasirimbi village in Nyamira County is false. The photo was shared by a...

ALTERED: Standard Front Page With ‘Ruto Eats Sadaka’ Headline Is Fake

On 16th August 2021, social media influencer and controversial blogger Ronoh Cornelius shared a Standard newspaper cover with the photo of Deputy President William...

FAKE: This Facebook Page Offering KCB Investment Services Is FAKE

The Facebook page KCB Bank Investment Kenya has been flagged as FAKE. This page, which was created in June 2021, uses the KCB Group...

FAKE NEWS: Machakos Governor Did Not Commit S*****e After Breaking Up...

A gossip website, udakumoto, reports that Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua committed suicide after being “dumped” by his wife, Lilian Ng’ang’a. According to the article,...