It shows a photo of Moses Kuria, a member of parliament for Gatundu South. The kicker reads: “Moses Kuria has reportedly been meeting David Murathe and Njee Muturi at a house in Karen. A close associate to the three has revealed.”
But did the Star report this on its front page?
Interview with Safaricom CEO
The Star shared its original front page for 28 May on Twitter, which shows that the version posted on Facebook has been photoshopped.
The real headline reads: “Safaricom boss: Why I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro.” The photo is of Peter Ndegwa, CEO of Kenyan telecoms company Safaricom. The kicker reads: “I have always kept fit but it was really not about keeping fit but a sense of achievement.” The rest of the design has not been altered.
The newspaper reported on an interview the Star and radio stations Classic 105 and Radio Jambo held with Ndegwa. The Star also carried the story on its website. The media houses are owned by the Radio Africa Group.
The Star has posted the doctored front page on Twitter and Facebook with “FAKE” stamped across it. – Dancan Bwire
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