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: 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,...

FAKE: Quote ‘Putting Dynasties On Notice’ Not From Deputy President William...

Dr Ruto was on Monday 2nd August 2021, barred from boarding a flight to Uganda for not seeking clearance as all civil servants should. The DP was scheduled to fly for personal reasons to Entebbe, accompanied by a seven-man entourage comprising his close political allies and businessmen. 

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...

PARTLY FALSE: This Is Not The Image Of Alysia Montana 5...

The photo of a pregnant Alysia Montana, the US 800m athlete has been trending just after the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics.  The photo...

Githurai Furniture Market on Fire

Morning fire razes furniture and timber market in Githurai 45

FALSE: This Is Not An Image Of Jonathan The Tortoise, The...

This Facebook post claiming to show an image of Jonathan the tortoise, the oldest animal in the world, is FALSE. The image shows four tortoises...

Standard Chief Editor Announces Sweeping ‘House Cleaning’ Rules

According to Ochieng Rapuro, any invitation coming with the name of a reporter or editor will be rejected unless the sender allows the editor to nominate an alternative person

No Disco in Siaya County on Census Night

County Commissioner Michael ole Tialal has called for maximum cooperation and support to the census officials s as to get right data

Forex Dealers Facing Heat in New CBK Directive

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has turned the spotlight on online unlicensed and unregulated Forex dealers and platforms. CBK has warned members of the...

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...