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Makinia Juma Sylvia

Makinia Juma Sylvia

Kenya deputy editor

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Ignore fake Star newspaper front page and graphics with opinion poll attributed to Kenyan research firm

An image of what appears to be the front page of Kenya’s Star newspaper has been posted online with the headline: “Peter Kenneth leads Rigathi in Mt. Kenya.” The front page is dated 10 April 2024 and features a picture of Kenya’s former lawmaker Peter Kenneth. The subheading reads: “...

Ignore fake Star newspaper graphic claiming to show seven-point summary of Kenyan committee’s ‘NADCO report’

“7 point summary of the NADCO report,” reads text at the top of a graphic allegedly published by the Star newspaper in Kenya. The graphic features a photo of Kimani Ichung’wah, the majority leader in Kenya’s national assembly. The seven points in the graphic are: Cost of li...

No evidence Kenya's central bank governor said the shilling would trade at 115 to the US dollar ‘in two weeks’ – fake graphic

“In two weeks, Dollar will be at Shs. 115,” reads a graphic circulating on Facebook in Kenya. The graphic attributes the quote to the Central Bank of Kenya governor, Kamau Thugge. It shows an image of Thugge and features the Nation Africa logo, implying that it was published by the digital ne...

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