On 23 November 2021, local Kenyan media outlets reported heavy gunfire between security officers and robbers at a bank in Kisumu county in the west of the country on Lake Victoria.
“Boys in blue what are you doing behind the cars? eti over 30 boys in Chinese blue uniforms sent to occupy 3 criminals robbing the bank,” part of one caption reads. “Go face real men they want to disappear with cash.”
Another user was also critical of the police and wrote: “We were expecting you to stand tall like a real Murderer and shoot to kill NOT to hide under the vehicles like loose nut holes in Tambo land. We were expecting you to face robbers and arrest them the way you have been arresting and slapping innocent Civilians because of mask in Nairobi CBD or Kisumu CBD. Is this what you call taking cover?”
But does this photo show a scene from the Kisumu bank robbery? We checked.
Photo from 2013 terrorist attack
The photo was taken in Nairobi, more than eight years ago, not Kisumu in November 2021.
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