This press release on Facebook, supposedly from the Media Council of Kenya (MCK), is FAKE. The MCK is an independent national institution mandated to set and ensure compliance with media standards. The 15 August 2023-dated statement is titled, “Derogatory comments made...
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...
This Facebook post with a photo, supposedly of a Zimbabwean at a polling booth in the 23 August 2023 general elections, is FALSE. The image is of a man wrapped in a towel being assisted at a polling booth. The photo...
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,...
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....
“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...
A graphic posted on Facebook in Kenya quotes Nicholas Gumbo as saying there will only be democracy in the country’s Siaya county after Raila Odinga retires. Odinga is the presidential candidate for the Azimio la Umoja coalition. It is pitted...
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...
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