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The image is of Bree Street in Johannesburg, South Africa.
This Facebook post with a photo, supposedly of cracks on Nairobi’s River Road is FALSE.
The attached image is of a section of a road with cracks. On the sides are onlookers.
The text accompanying the photo reads: “Miujiza Nairobi River Road Barbara imecrack (Miracles in Nairobi River Road the road has cracked).
River Road is in the eastern part of Nairobi’s Central Business District. It is one of the busiest areas in the Kenyan capital city.
But is the photo of River Road?
At a media briefing on 24 July 2023, Kabelo Gwamanda, the executive mayor of Johannesburg, confirmed that one person died from the blast while 48 others were injured.
A keyword search established that no credible media outlet had reported such cracks on Nairobi’s River Road.
PesaCheck looked into a post with a photo supposedly of huge cracks on Nairobi’s River Road and found it 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.