An image shared online allegedly depicting part of Nairobi’s central business district (CBD) is false.
“Dear Ugandans, This is not London, it’s Nairobi CBD,” the user captioned the photo.
However, a reverse image search on Google shows that the image is not of any section of Nairobi’s CBD but is from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The photo, previously published on Auto Josh, is of E11 Highway, also known as Sheikh Zayed Road, formerly Defence Road.
This road is the main artery of the city. The highway runs parallel to the coastline from the Trade Centre Roundabout to the border with the emirate of Abu Dhabi, 55 kilometres away in the area of Jebel Ali.
Known to be the longest road in the UAE, construction for Sheikh Zayed Road began in 1971. The highway was completed in 1980. The road is named after the then President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The post claiming that the image is of Nairobi’s CBD is, therefore, false.
This fact check was published by Business Today with technical support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck newsdesk, through the African Fact-Checking Alliance (AFCA).