22nd November: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:

 

Claim: Kenyan opposition party comms chief insult governor Waiguru for defecting to UDA

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Photo claims to shows crowd welcoming Kenyan politician Odinga in Ethiopia

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: 3,000 bodies were recovered after soldiers raided communities in Enugu, Nigeria

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Moi ‘elect’ Ruto as ‘youths leader’ in 1991

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Herbal treatment for rheumatism

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Nigeria CDC is giving out cash

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Nigerian president Buhari died in London in 2017

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Spanish comedian laughs at Nigerians for electing president Buhari

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Many Youths Dead as Nigerian Soldiers Invade Isingwu Orsumoghu in Ihiala, Shoot and Set Houses Ablaze

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Parsley tea will ‘painlessly dissolve’ kidney stones

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post claims that artist Tariku Gankisi was arrested after delivering a speech about peace at Meskel Square

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A website article claims that the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is currently recruiting interns and will have another recruitment drive on 26 January 2022, to appoint employees from all counties in Kenya

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post claims that the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) recently disconnected electricity at Nairobi’s City Hall due to outstanding bills

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

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