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FALSE: Photo Is Not Of a School In Fafi, Garissa County

The learning institution is Chazale Primary School in Karonga, Malawi.

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tweet with a photo purporting to be of a school in Fafi Constituency of Kenya’s Garissa County is FALSE.

The photo, which was shared online on 10 November 2022, features pupils being taught under a grass-thatch structure.

The accompanying text reads: “A school in Fafi, instead of fighting for development, the area Mp is busy talking of nonsense about scraping presidential term limit.”

The photo was shared soon after Fafi Member of Parliament Salah Yakub made headlines in the country for proposing the scrapping of the two-term presidential term limit.

Yakub suggested that only age, factored at 75 years, should be the limit for those vying for the presidency.

But is the photo in the post of a school in Fafi Constituency? We did a reverse image search on the image and established that it was shared online by a Malawian news agency, Malawi 24, on its verified Facebook page on 7 November 2022, with the text: “A school in Malawi (Chazale Primary School, Karonga).”

Malawi 24 confirmed to us via mail that the school is in Malawi and that the photo was taken in April 2022.

PesaCheck has examined a photo shared on Twitter purporting to be of a school in Fafi Constituency, Garissa County, and finds it to be FALSE.

This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.

This fact check was published by Business Today with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.

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