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

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.

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.

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

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.

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: 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.

Standard Group Hands Kipkoech Tanui New Top Job

Tanui, a veteran in the media industry, has served the Group in various editorial leadership positions since joining the Group in 2001 from NMG

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.

FALSE: Safaricom is Not Running Reward Program for Loyal Customers

The website hoodwinks recipients by asking them to check if their zone has been selected for the Safaricom's Loyal Customer Prize.