BT FACTCHECK

This section fact-checks various news and information in media. This is where we give facts and debunk fake news and falsehoods.

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...

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

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...

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.

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: 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....

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...

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...

MISLEADING: This Photo Is Not Of Nyasirimbi Village In Nyamira

A photo that was shared on Twitter purporting to be of Nyasirimbi village in Nyamira County is false. The photo was shared by a...

FALSE: Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju Not in ICU

On Thursday, November 12, 2020, reports by certain social media users indicated that the politician was admitted at the hospital.