28th March: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

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

 

Claim: Nation website quote Kenyan senator Malala accusing ally Gachagua of corruption

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Kenyan legislator Junet Mohamed insults members of the Kikuyu ethnic group

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi was lit up in colours of the Ukrainian flag -Image

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: “Kibaki left me an economy worth KSh5 trillion. Today the one I hand over my government to, I will leave an economy worth KSh13 trillion” – President Kenyatta

Verdict: MISLEADING STATEMENT

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Hushpuppi did not execute $400,000 fraud from US prison

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Dubawa

 

Claim: Girma Wake has been appointed CEO of Ethiopian Airlines

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: This Facebook post with images claims to show a drone attack in the Shire, the Tigray region of Ethiopia, in March 2022

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

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