This Facebook post with a video purportedly of Wagner mercenaries flying into Niger is FALSE. The post reads in part: “BREAKING: Video Footage LEAKED barely an hour ago is presumably the landing of the Il-76 military transport aircraft in Niger,...
“Gay affairs ring, Redhouse boss and Nick Ruto,” reads the headline on what appears to be the front page of the Standard, a Kenyan newspaper, circulating on Facebook. The page shows a photo of Kenyan president-elect William Ruto’s son Nick...
Prof. PLO Lumumba has denounced the quote.A quote attributed to Professor PLO Lumumba purportedly about Deputy President William Ruto submitted for fact-checking via PesaCheck’s WhatsApp Tipline is FAKE.“William Ruto suffers from Jehovah complex. He loves to be worshipped. He...
This Facebook post claiming that retired footballer Augustine Okocha, alias Jay Jay Okocha, has been appointed Nigeria’s Minister for Sports is FALSE. The 12 July 2023-dated post has Okocha’s image accompanied by the text, “Former Super Eagles midfielder Jay Jay...
The 1,000 shilling note is the highest value currency note in Kenya. A Facebook post showing an image of a KSh6,000 banknote with Raila Odinga’s face is SATIRICAL. The post in Swahili reads; “Tushaanza kupata mshahara ya Baba the 5th . Baba...
As a general election in Kenya nears, TikTok is becoming a go-to source of information on politics. New research shows that a lack of effective content moderation by the platform is allowing millions of users in the region to...
A digital card shared on Facebook with a quote attributed to Kakamega Governor, Wycliffe Oparanya, is FAKE. The digital card contains the branding of Kenyans.co.ke, an online Kenyan publication and is dated 24 May 2022. The digital card also has Oparanya’s...
An image of what appears to be the cover of the US news weekly Time has been shared online in Kenya, with the headline “The Man Who Will Never Be President”.  The cover shows a photo of Kenya politician Raila...
A graphic circulating on Facebook attributes a controversial quote to Kenyan presidential candidate George Wajackoyah. In it, he appears to suggest that he won’t participate in the presidential debate scheduled for 26 July 2022 if he has to debate with...
This digital card on Facebook purportedly quoting Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga is FAKE. The card has the branding of local media house TV47 logo and quotes Odinga castigating President William Ruto over graft in the country....
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