“Sad as Kisumu Governor dies few minutes after he was airlifted to Nairobi hospital. Read His last words below the comments,” reads the post from 24 July.
It includes a screenshot of a Citizen TV news broadcast, one of Kenya’s prominent TV stations, with the banner “Nyong’o back in hospital”. It shows news anchor Victoria Rubadiri with a photo of Nyong’o displayed behind her.
The public group in which the screenshot and claim was posted has over 89,000 members.
But is the governor dead? We checked.
Screengrab from 2019 news clip
A search on Facebook revealed a graphic posted 23 July with the same screenshot, but a caption that gave more details. It read “Kisumu governor Anyang Nyong’o admitted at Aga Khan hospital, Kisumu” and was marked “2 years ago”.
He tweeted on 27 July, while sharing a series of photos from “the colourful Skiza Music Thanks Giving Ceremony at Ndakaini in Muranga”, some 80 kilometres north of Nairobi.
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