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The photos are either old or unrelated to the Saba Saba protests.
Ever since, Kenyans have used Saba Saba to protest and raise grievances against the government.
In the run-up to 7 July 2023, the opposition announced it will hold countrywide protests against the high-cost of living on Saba Saba day.
But are these photos related to the 2023 Saba Saba anti-government protests?
The first post had two photos supposedly of the situation in Meru town.
The second post has the picture of a military tanker and a building on fire.
The text accompanying the image reads: “Situation write now at Nairobi CBD. KDF has taken charge (Sic)”.
The final post has an image purportedly of a protest scene in Kitale town.
PesaCheck has examined tweets with photos supposedly of the 2023 Saba Saba anti-government protests in Kenya’s Meru, Nairobi and Kitale towns and found them to be FALSE.
This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.
By partnering with Facebook and similar social media platforms, third-party fact-checking organisations like PesaCheck are helping to sort fact from fiction. We do this by giving the public deeper insight and context to posts they see in their social media feeds.
The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Doreen Wainainah.