Kenya: Nairobi's Water - 2 Claims About Losses & High Cost in Slums Evaluated
Is nearly half of capital city's water lost and do inhabitants of slums pay much more for water than those in swanky apartments? We judged two of governor Mike Sonko's claims about… Read more »
September 19, 2017
Kenya: Did Historic Court Ruling Wipe Out Nearly U.S.$1 Billion From Stock Exchange?
The surprise decision by Kenya’s top court to annul the presidential election cost the stock market billions of shillings, deputy president William Ruto said. Read more »
September 04, 2017
Africa: Is Kenya the First African Country to Overturn a Presidential Election?
Kenya's Supreme Court has judged that irregularities had harmed the integrity of the presidential vote on 8 August 2017. A new presidential election must now be conducted within 60… Read more »
August 24, 2017
Kenya: Do Mothers and Newborns Run a Higher Risk of Dying in Nairobi?
Kenya's freshly elected representatives are full of plans and promises. Nairobi governor Mike Sonko pledged to improve health standards, saying mothers and newborns have a higher… Read more »
August 23, 2017
Kenya: New MPs 'Seeking Higher Pay' - What Would They Earn?
Kenya's newly-elected members of parliament are yet to be sworn in but they are already causing ripples after media reports that they are seeking to raise their salaries. Read more »
July 28, 2017
Kenya: The Presidential Debate That Wasn't - Did Odinga Get His Facts Straight?
Despite being much-anticipated, Kenya's presidential frontrunners kept the country guessing whether they would pitch for a debate broadcast live . We examined 3 claims by the main… Read more »
July 02, 2017
Kenya: The Jubilee Party Manifesto - 4 Claims Fact-Checked
Kenya's ruling Jubilee Party is seeking a second term in a general election on August 8 2017. To bolster its case, on 26 June it released its manifesto. Read more »
June 04, 2017
Africa: Are Mexican Farmers Benefitting From Kenya's Maize Crisis?
Raila Odinga, Kenya's main opposition candidate, claimed that foreign maize farmers are benefiting at the expense of Kenyan growers following a food crisis. We weighed up the… Read more »
April 23, 2017
Kenya: Is Nairobi's Governor Right That the City 'Never Had' a Development Plan Before Him?
Nairobi governor Evans Kidero claimed that when he was elected in 2013, he inherited a city that "never had" a development strategy before. But Africa Check counted several growth… Read more »
February 01, 2017
Kenya: Is There 1 Police Officer Serving Every 390 Kenyans, As Kenyatta Said?
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta claimed that 1 police officer serves every 390 of his citizens, while the UN recommends 1 for every 450. We took on the case of checking whether… Read more »
December 07, 2016
Nigeria: Is SA #1 in the World for Death, Nigeria for Scrabble Players & Kenya for Tea?
A map supposedly showing what each country in the world ranks tops for has made headlines. We inspected the claims about South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. Read more »
February 22, 2017
Kenya: Is Salaries 'Only One' of 31 Items in Striking Doctors Deal?
A commentator on Kenyan national television said that only one of the demands by the country's long-striking doctors was about pay. We dissected the agreement at the centre of the… Read more »
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