Photos doing the rounds on Facebook in Kenya show dark smoke billowing from behind the Parkside Towers, a building in the capital Nairobi that hosts the headquarters of one of Kenya’s biggest telecommunications companies, Airtel Kenya. The building is along...
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 magazine did not publish an issue on 19 July 2017.A Time magazine cover dated 19 July 2017, with an image of former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga is FAKE. he magazine cover was shared on social media on 16...
The main story of the newspaper dated 3–5 August 2022 alleges that the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has warned voters to reject leaders who bank on tribal politics to ascend to the governorship. Just below the main headline...
The judiciary has distanced itself from an order making the rounds on social media; Ntutu took his oath of office on 25 August 2022. A purported High Court order shared on Facebook claiming that the swearing-in of Patrick ole Ntutu...
In the Nairobi Gubernatorial Debate held on July 12, 2022, Senator Johnson Sakaja claimed to be the senator with the most number of bills and motions in the Senate. Piga Firimbi looked into this claim. “I have brought more bills,...
A screenshot of what appears to be a heated Twitter exchange on 24 March between the leaders of three countries has been shared on Facebook. In it, US president Joe Biden reportedly threatens Uganda with economic sanctions unless the African country...
Kurian have been given 2 weeks by Luos to move out of Migori county.” This is the headline of what appears to be the front page of Kenya’s Standard newspaper for 15 March 2023, posted on Facebook. The Kuria people,...
The governor only banned garbage mikokoteni from the CBD. Facebook post claiming that newly-elected Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has banned mikokoteni (handcarts) from the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) is PARTLY FALSE. “Governor Johnson Sakaja bans mkokoteni’s in Nairobi’s CBD, Sasa...
What appears to be a screenshot of a tweet by Uganda Police Force (UPF) spokesperson Fred Enanga has been posted on Facebook, saying that women who reject men should be reported.  The tweet reads: “Following the president’s signing of the...
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