It’s captioned: “Weston Hotel on the spot after it emerged that the Coronavirus victim spent 2 days in Weston Hotel. Ruto must be avoided like plague.”
The Weston Hotel in Nairobi is associated with deputy president William Ruto.
But the font style of the front page doesn’t match the one usually used by Saturday Nation, the weekend edition of Daily Nation. Facebook users quickly called it out as a digitally manipulated fake.
Newspaper from 2016, with different headline
A reverse image search reveals that it is fake. Several blogs have published the original front page of the newspaper.
The headline originally read: “Not yet Uhuru for women and youth.” It was published on 27 August 2016.
Africa Check searched for the title on Twitter and found the front page of the newspaper published that day. – Dancan Bwire
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