IN SHORT: George Magoha is unsmiling in the photos, and Facebook users are asking why “no one reached out to him”. But the pics were snapped in 2019, not a few days before the former cabinet secretary’s death from a suspected heart attack in January 2023.
Magoha is unsmiling in most of the photos. In one, he has his head in his hands.
But are the photos recent? We checked.
Photos more than three years old
A reverse image search of the photos reveals they were snapped in 2019.
They appeared in a 2020 post by a Kenyan blogger that questioned the then cabinet secretary’s leadership style. (Magoha held the position from 2019 to 2022.) In the post, he relayed a Kenyan journalist’s experience of Magoha.
The journalist, identified as Saddique Shaban, posted the photos on Twitter in October 2020. He shared his opinion of the cabinet secretary after the two travelled together from Japan to Qatar in 2019.
The photos are not recent.
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