25th May: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

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

 

Claim: Tanzanian president Suluhu congratulate Kenya’s Karua for the nod as Odinga’s presidential running mate

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: ‘I slept with Rachel Ruto’

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: ‘You are not the target market’

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Jimmy Kibaki, eldest son of former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki, endorses deputy president William Ruto’s bid for the presidency in the 9 August 2022 elections.

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Kenyan telco Safaricom ‘condemns’ unnamed presidential ‘running mate’

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: The image shared on Facebook claims to show the front page of the Bukedde newspaper

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post claims Eritrean troops destroyed Tigray forces after the latter carried out an attempted attack on Mendefera, Adi Tserzer, and Rama areas in Eritrea in May 2022

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A YouTube video claims that Shamim Malende, the woman Member of Parliament for Kampala District, has died

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

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