The Star, through its verified Twitter and Facebook platforms, flagged the newspaper cover as fake. This Star newspaper cover with the lead story claiming that Supreme Court Judge Isaac Lenaola received $1.7 million from Uasin Gishu Woman Representative-elect Gladys Shollei...
The video is from May 2014 when Uhuru Kenyatta visited the Deputy President’s office. A video submitted for fact-checking via PesaCheck’s WhatsApp Tipline and claiming to show President Uhuru Kenyatta visiting Deputy President William Ruto’s office to wish him the...
A graphic circulating on Facebook in late August 2022 attributes a controversial quote to Wafula Chebukati, the chair of Kenya’s electoral commission. “When others were doing their campaigns across the country, others were making love with my commissioners. It was...
The image dates back to 2020 and it is of a chief who poured illicit brew on a woman in Uasin Gishu County. A Facebook post with a screenshot purportedly showing Kenya’s Deputy President-elect Rigathi Gachagua pouring a liquid on...
Igathe has dismissed the news as false. A tweet claiming that former Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Polycarp Igathe has been reappointed the Chief Commercial Officer at Equity Group is FALSE. The 17 August 2022 tweet reads: “If being lucky was a person”...
An image widely shared on Facebook shows a man who resembles Kenyan politician and businessperson Polycarp Igathe sitting inside a small shoemaker’s shop. He is holding an old brown shoe.  The image’s captions claim it shows Igathe mending shoes as...
●     Save a copy of the video you’re fact-checking, with a tool called Video Vault. ●     Do a reverse image search of screenshots of the video or search for keywords describing the event. Compare versions of...
The IEBC vice chairperson has confirmed she is not on Facebook. acebook accounts with the profile of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) vice chairperson, Juliana Cherera, and posting content in her name, are FAKE. “The Chair now claims he...
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 photo of Francis Atwoli, the secretary general of Kenya’s Central Organization of Trade Unions, standing with a travelling bag at an airport is circulating on Facebook in August 2022. It’s being posted with the claim that it shows him...
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