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FAKE:Newspaper Headline Stating That Gicheru Knows The Murderer Of Mutula Kilonzo Is False

On Saturday,there was a newspaper headline on Standard Newspaper that seemed to draw so much attention.A  picture of the newspaper headline did rounds on several social media platforms.According to the headline,Paul Gicheru,who is an ICC lawyer,knew the murderer of Mutula Kilonzo.

The late Mutula Kilonzo was a Kenyan politician and lawyer who served as the first Senator of Makueni County.He died on 27th April 2013.According to reports,a postmortem into Kilonzo’s death found serious internal bleeding characterised with poisoning.

Mtaani Radio’s fact check desk dug dip to find out how true this was.However,it turned out as fabricated.

The original and true headline for Standard Newspaper on Saturday was on Education CS,George Magoha,who was at that time facing taming after refusing to apologize for using an abusive name on an education official.

This story was produced by Fridah Okachi at Mtaani newsroom in partnership with Code for Africa’s iLAB data journalism programme, with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie’.


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