One 30 November post was captioned “Nairobi this morning”. But while heavy rains were experienced in other parts of the country, no such scenes were seen in the capital in November 2021.
Photo of Nairobi floods in 2016
It was also published in a 28 April 2016 article about floods in the city.
The photo shows flooded roads in Nairobi, but from more than five years earlier than claimed on social media in November 2021.
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