An image posted on Facebook appears to show Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja in a graduation gown and hat.
The image was posted here, here, and here in June 2022.
This came amid controversy over whether the senator had a university degree.
Kenyan electoral laws require governors to have a university degree and Sakaja is running for governor of the Kenyan capital in the 9 August 2022 general elections.
Sakaja has said he received his university degree from a Ugandan university. The Kenyan commission on university education said it would investigate the senator’s degree but changed its mind.
The Kenyan high court dismissed a petition challenging the validity of the degree.
But does this photo show Sakaja on his graduation day? We checked.
A Google reverse image search of the photo led us to a Facebook page of a Ugandan clothing brand that makes graduation gowns.
An identical photo posted on the Facebook page on 23 January 2016 shows a smiling male graduate, who is not Sakaja.
The senator’s face was photoshopped into the original photo – this is not evidence he graduated from any university.
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