Text below reads: “Exposed. A male prostitution ring allegedly run by Koome Mwambia and the DP’s son is under investigation.”
A story about president Uhuru Kenyatta appears on the right. The paper is dated 1 August 2022.
But is it legit? We checked.
Front page fake
We found the original front page of the Standard’s 1 August issue on the Standard Group website. It’s different.
The headline is: “Numbers that show the huge task for IEBC.” The summary adds: “Countdown. With seven days to elections, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has the critical duty to deliver a credible poll. The logistical enormity is unprecedented.”
There is no photo or article about Ruto’s son or Mwambia but the story on president Kenyatta on the right is the same.
On 17 August, the Standard posted the altered front page on Facebook, stamped “FAKE NEWS”.
“FAKE NEWS ALERT: This is NOT a genuine cover of the Standard newspaper. It is a manipulated front page,” the paper says in the post.
The front page has been altered.
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