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: Not All Face Masks in the Market Meet Set Standards

The regulator in July raised the red flag on three face mask manufacturers and ordered them to recall their products.

Polycarp Igathe To Rubis: Fake News Gets Kenyans Talking

The country has been grappling with the worst fuel shortage in a decade, while the government and oil marketing firms tussle over unpaid subsidies and alleged hoarding.

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...

FAKE: No Aircraft Disappeared From KCAA Radar

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Monday June 15th 2021 shared details of a missing aircraft on his Facebook page. He reported that the...

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...

FAKE: Esther Arunga Did Not Ask Kenyans For Forgiveness

The tweet received thousands of reactions from social media users, and was shared widely with screenshots being posted on several platforms.

DEBUNKED: Bill Gates Neither Funded Nor Planned Covid-19 Pandemic

A poster of Bill Gates being ‘wanted’ for alleged “crimes against humanity’ was recently shared on social media forums in Kenya. The Poster lists...

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...

HOAX: Oparanya Has Not Joined DP Ruto As Running Mate

On August 18, a poster claiming that Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya is Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential running mate in the 2020 went viral...

FALSE: Cuban Doctors Abducted Last Year Have Not Been Released

Kenyan government and the Cuban governments denied the reports first shared on Twitter by Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodríguez.