In early April 2020 the Kenyan government imposed a ban on movement in and out of four hotspots of Covid-19 infection, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease.
But will “every Kenyan” be given KSh100,000 during this lockdown? And did Citizen TV broadcast the news?
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In the three-week lockdown, movement from the counties of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale is restricted. There is also a nationwide daily curfew from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am. But there has been no announcement of a payout.
Africa Check did a reverse image search of the image and found the original on the official Facebook page of Bahari FM, a radio station run by Royal Media Services, which also owns Citizen TV.
The image, posted on 23 March, shows a press conference on coronavirus by health minister Mutahi Kagwe that was aired live on the channel.
The original text reads: “CORONAVIRUS IN KENYA”. – Dancan Bwire
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