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.”

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: 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...

DEBUNKED: 14 Million Kenyans Not Blacklisted by CRBs

Data by Metropol shows that the number of loans accounts in arrears for more than 90 days jumped to 14,035,718 by January this year, up from 9,673,258 in August 2020, a 45% increase, after the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) lifted a three-month moratorium.

CONFIRMED: American NGO Has Launched ‘Adopt a Clitoris’ Campaign in Kenya

The creation of Clitoraid was inspired by International spiritual leader, Raël, a relentless defender of human rights and women’s rights. The innate right to sexual health and fulfillment has been a core value to the Raelian philosophy for nearly half a century and is now advocated by the World Health Organization as a basic human right.

FAKE: New York Times Did Not Publish Article Urging America to...

The page with the headline “Kenya’s Building Bridges Initiative A Lesson For America” and dated 20th January 2021, was purportedly written by Tim Cliff, argues that the US may have some lessons to learn from “this African nation” which has figured out a way to come together when its sense of cohesion is at its lowest.

FALSE: Kajiado Governor’s Car Did Not Hit and Kill Boda Boda...

It is apparent that Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku was not involved in the accident, rendering the post fake.

FAKE: Barbara Kyagulanyi, Bobi Wine’s Wife, Not The Lady Harassed By...

The confusion stemmed from the fact that Bobi Wine had evacuated his four children to the United States on January 6 amid concerns over their safety

DEBUNKED: Naomi Campbell Earning Ksh11 Million a Month to Promote Kenya?

The figure was circulated on social media by users who questioned why Campbell over local talents with international appeal.

FAKE: HUDUMA Card Circulating Online is Misleading

An image circulating online supposedly of the Huduma Namba card is fake and does not represent the genuine card set to be rolled out in December.