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: Chris Kirubi Did Not Launch Capital FM

According to records he owns shares in a number of companies, among them Capital FM. In reporting about Kirubi’s business empire, Daily Nation’s reporter John Kamau wrote on 15th June edition that “in the media industry, Kirubi launched capital FM radio - a leader in its segment. It is here that the flamboyant businessman had the tag DJ CK as he tried his hand as a presenter - as a hobby.”

DEBUNKED: Sarova Stanley Hotel Not Sold To Somali Tycoon

The reports, published on 5th July 202, claim that Said Abdullahi Deni, President of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, had paid $21.7 million to...

DEBUNKED: KRA Has Not Issued Revised ETR Specifications

On 22nd June 2021, the press release circulated indicating that the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) had issued revised electronic tax register specifications. The unsigned...

MISLEADING: President Kenyatta Not Pointing at Kedong Ranch In Photo Shared...

The image posted by award-winning Kenyan photographer, artist and activist Boniface Mwangi shows President Uhuru Kenyatta gesturing and claims he is pointing at the...

MISLEADING: Suspected Killer Cop Caroline Kangogo Did Not Surrender To The...

This photo was shared on several social media accounts, but was prominently used by the Facebook page, Kenyan Expose. The photo surfaced on the...

FAKE: Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru Did Not Die In Road Accident

The article, published on Maishatv.com on July 29, alleges that Governor Waiguru was confirmed dead on the morning of 29th July, along Thika Road....

FAKE: Seven-Point Bottom-Up Economic Approach Blueprint Not From UDA

An image circulating on social media purporting to explain the “Bottom-up” economic model being championed by Deputy President William Ruto and the United Democratic...

Do KCPE Results Foresee Doom for Boychild?

Today, the World celebrates International Men's Day. In Kenya, recently released KCPE results foresees doom for the boychild as their female counterparts dominated the...

PARTLY FALSE: No Scientific Evidence That Jatropha Curcas And Cassava Can...

A Facebook post claiming that a combination of leaves, roots, and bark of Jatropha curcas, cassava, and black seed can cure the Human Immunodeficiency Virus...

FALSE: Kencell Did Not Rebrand Directly To Airtel

The death of industrialist Naushad Merali on 3rd July rekindled a historical transaction in the sale of Kencell Communications to Celtel International in 2006....