This photo shared on Facebook claiming to show diplomats hurriedly leaving Kenya on 17 July 2023 is FALSE.
The image shows a group of people boarding a Kenya Airways plane. It was accompanied by text that reads, “Happening now at JKIA. Diplomats leaving Kenya in such a hurry & in short notice.”
Mtaani Radio performed a Google reverse image search and established that the photo is not from July 2023.
The photo was published in a 2014 article by Mkenya Ujerumani. The article focused on getting visas at the German embassy in Nairobi.
The Luxury Travel Expert also published a similar photo in November 2019.
This fact-check was published by Mtaani Radio with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.