“Man from Nyeri, Kenya builds car with wood & Motorcycle engine,” reads one caption to the photo. “This guy will make you feel proud to be an African... Show this genius some love.”
Nyeri is a town on Kenya’s central highlands. But did a man from Nyeri really build the wooden car shown in the photo?
Piece of genius by Nigerian man
The article is dated 4 March 2016 and shows three different photos of the car.
“A young talented Nigerian man has created a wonderful piece of automobile design,” it reads. “The man from Bida, Niger state, said that he made his car using only pieces of wood and a motorcycle engine.”
Africa Check entered the article’s headline into a YouTube search, which returned a video titled “Convertible wooden car built by a Nigerian can manage fuel.” It was posted on Pulse Nigeria channel in October 2016.
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