IN SHORT: A graphic circulating online claims that Kenya's anti-corruption agency raided the home of James Orengo, the governor of the western county of Siaya. But the graphic is fake.
The EACC is a government agency tasked with fighting corruption, economic crime and unethical behaviour.
In a report released in December 2023, the EACC uncovered misappropriation of funds in 10 counties. Siaya county, in western Kenya, is among those being investigated for embezzlement of over KSh400 million (about US$2.5 million).
The graphic featured Orengo's photo and the EACC logo. It was headlined “breaking news”, said there was an “ongoing EACC raid” and promised further updates.
It also said: “EACC raid Governor Orengo's home in Siaya.”
News of a raid on a politician's home by the anti-graft agency would make headlines in Kenya. But Africa Check could find no credible news reports of the alleged raid.
On 5 January 2024, the EACC posted the graphic on its official X account, stamped “FAKE”.
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