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: 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...

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...

Students Safe in Schools, says Magoha

The Cabinet Secretary of Education Professor George Magoha has maintained that students are safe in schools. This comes after seven pupils lost their lives...

DEBUNKED: Our Land Has Not Been Grabbed, Says KWS

Activist Boniface Mwangi on July 9th 2021 kicked off a storm with a tweet on alleged land-grabbing on the Southern Bypass.  He wrote, “On...

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...

Githurai Furniture Market on Fire

Morning fire razes furniture and timber market in Githurai 45

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: Corporal Caroline Kangogo Was Never Arrested While On The Run

On 5th July 2021, as police intensified the hunt of Corporal Caroline Kangogo, on the run after being linked the murder of two men,...

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...

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....