A dramatic rise. A spike. A crisis, even an outbreak. Words have flowed to describe a perceived rise in teenage pregnancies in Kenya following the national Covid-19 lockdown. But the numbers tell a different story.
The eucalyptus tree grows widely in Kenya, and rumours of the non-native tree’s remarkable thirst are nearly as rife. In a water-scarce country this raises concern, but is the gumtree’s reputation accurate?
Social media can be an open highway for false information. Dancan Bwire and Grace Gichuhi, researchers from our Nairobi office, look back on a year of exposing quacks, liars and fraudsters for Facebook’s third-party fact-checking programme.
There’s been no wedding. But comedian Eric Omondi says he’s already married, in Kenyan law, to fiancee Chantal Grazioli because they’ve been living together for more than six months. Does the law agree?
Kenyan officials have compared government statistics – on policing, healthcare, the judiciary – to one or other ratio “recommended” by some global body. But where do these ratios come from? And are they useful?