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: 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.

FAKE: Lawyer Paul Gicheru Has Not Said He Knows the People...

Lawyer Paul Gicheru surrendered to the ICC on November 2, 2020, following a warrant of arrest issued against him on March 10, 2016.

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.

FALSE: Deputy President William Ruto Has Not Endorsed BBI Report

On October 22, several social media accounts shared a purported front page of the Star alleging that Dr Ruto supported the BBI report.

FAKE: TSC Not Hiring 12,000 Teachers

Applicants were promised a Ksh15,000 monthly remuneration stipend for primary teachers and Ksh20,000 for secondary.

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.

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.

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.