Text below the headline reads: “A DCI officer based at Central Bank flagged a $3 million dollar bank transfer from a Dubai bank linked to Ruto lawyer.” A photo shows Kenyan deputy president William Ruto scratching his head.
One user posted the page with the comment: “KIMEUMANA!! Ili iwe funzo kwa wengine. Security agencies now move swiftly and arrest this thug.” The Kiswahili roughly translates as: “IT’S ALL HAPPENING!! Let this be a lesson to others.”
Several fake newspaper front pages have been circulating on Facebook in Kenya recently. Is this one of them?
‘Do not fall for fake headlines’
On 28 May the Daily Nation posted the page on Twitter, with “FAKE NEWS” stamped on it. Next to it was the genuine front page.
It tweeted: “Here is today's Daily Nation front page. Do not fall for fake headlines.”
The real front page has a photo of president Uhuru Kenyatta, with the headline: “For Uhuru, season of tough decisions.” – Grace Gichuhi
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