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FAKE: This digital card on executive appointments at Kenya’s Kilifi County is fabricated

Both the media outlet and the devolved county government have disowned the card.

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This digital card on Facebook with a claim that Kilifi County Governor Gideon Mung’aro has guaranteed jobs to those seeking executive positions in the devolved unit is FAKE.

The 31 July 2023-dated digital card has the branding of Nation Africa.

“In Kilifi County the acting Cs Martin Mwaro is threatening and bragging to other potential candidates not to apply for Cs position whose interview will be on Tuesday. Mwaro says Governor has already assured his position,” the digital card under the Breaking News banner reads.

The digital card was shared amid reports of cabinet reshuffle by the governor. The reports ran in several media organisations as seen here and here.

While the digital card bears the branding of Nation Africa, no information appears on either the publication’s Facebook page or Twitter account, in which the media outlet routinely shares its digital cards.

We contacted Mitchelle Namasaka, the web moderator at Nation Africa, who termed the digital card fake.

“This isn’t our post. We don’t have such graphics and we didn’t post it on any of our official Social handles,” Namasaka responded to our queries via text.

The Kilifi County Government also dismissed the digital card as fake via a Facebook post on 31 July 2023.

PesaCheck has examined the digital card on Facebook with the branding of Nation Africa claiming that Governor Gideon Mung’aro of Kenya’s Kilifi County has guaranteed jobs to those seeking executive positions at the devolved unit and found it to be FAKE.

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.

Have you spotted what you think is fake or false information on Facebook? Here’s how you can report. And, here’s more information on PesaCheck’s methodology for fact-checking questionable content.

This fact-check was written by PesaCheck senior fact-checker Simon Muli and edited by PesaCheck senior copy editor Cédrick Irakoze and acting chief copy editor Francis Mwaniki.

The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck’s managing editor Doreen Wainainah.


Kamadi Amata
I am a digital content creator with niche in Health, politics, and Human Interest Features.

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