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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: TSC Not Hiring 12,000 Teachers

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

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: 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.

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

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

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.

Do KCPE Results Foresee Doom for Boychild?

Today, the World celebrates International Men's Day. In Kenya, recently released KCPE results foresees doom for the boychild as their female counterparts dominated the...

Students Safe in Schools, says Magoha

The Cabinet Secretary of Education Professor George Magoha has maintained that students are safe in schools. This comes after seven pupils lost their lives...