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False: This Road Interchange, Bicycle Lane Are Not In Kisumu

-The images were shared on the Facebook Group - ‘World Cityscapes & Skyscrapers’ - claiming that the interchange and the footpaths were in Kisumu.

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A Facebook post with images of a road interchange and bicycle lane with claims that they are in Kisumu City, Kenya, is false.

The images were shared on the Facebook Group – ‘World Cityscapes & Skyscrapers’ – claiming that the interchange and the footpaths were in Kisumu. The image, shared by an anonymous member, attracted several reactions, including 22 reactions, seven comments, and two shares.

According to a reverse image search on Google, one of the images is of the Mount Edgecombe Highway interchange in Durban, South Africa.

The interchange was officially opened on October 30, 2018, according to a post on X (formerly Twitter) by the South African Government through its verified account.

Minister of Transport Dr Blade Nzimande together with Deputy Minister of Transport Ms Sindisiwe Chikhunga and stakeholders officially open the long-awaited and much anticipated world-class Mt Edgecombe Interchange in Durban,” the South African Government posted on October 30, 2018.

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL), South Africa’s parastatal responsible for the management, maintenance and development of the country’s road network, also announced the completion of the interchange in 2018 through its verified X account.

A successful construction of #MtEdgecombe Interchange, one of the longest structures ever built over one of the busiest intersections in KwaZulu-Natal, without closing any of the interlinking roads permanently,” SANRAL announced.

A fact-check by Africa Check In May 2019 also found that the road is not in Kisumu City but in South Africa.

The image was first published by the Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Administration on its 2019-2020 Annual Financial Report on the report’s cover page and several other pages, as seen here.

According to a reverse image search on Google, the second image on the post is from Luanda, Angola, and was published on the Nairaland website in June 2020.

The image was uploaded on Istock on October 2, 2018, by MT Curado.

Istock describes the photo as a “bike path on the Waterfront Avenue, Luanda Bay”.

bike path on the Waterfront Avenue, Luanda Bay
Luanda, Angola: bicycle Lane – bike path on the waterfront avenueAvenida Marginal, 4 de Fevereiro. [Photo/Nairaland.com]
The Facebook post claiming that the interchange and the footpath are in Kisumu City, Kenya, 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).

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