Tuesday, June 25, 2024
HomeNewsFAKE: This Facebook account purporting to belong to the Inspector General of...

FAKE: This Facebook account purporting to belong to the Inspector General of Kenya’s National Police Service is an imposter

The NPS disowned the account, noting that Koome does not operate any social media accounts.

syndicated By PesaCheck

This Facebook account issuing statements as Japhet Koome, the Inspector General of Kenya’s National Police Service, is FAKE.

The account ‘Japheth Koome’ uses a photo of the IG and has been active since November 2022. The account has created posts such as this one, purporting to address the upcoming Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) recruitment exercise.

similar search on Twitter shows this account using Koome’s name, but it is also not verified.

PesaCheck reviewed the NPS’ official Facebook page and Twitter account for information on the page we are looking into, but there was none.

On 3 August 2023, the NPS released a statement disowning the page we are debunking.

According to the agency, Koome does not operate any social media accounts.

“This account is maintained by unscrupulous imposters with criminal intent to defraud unsuspecting Kenyans and the general public. Please note that the Inspector General of Police does not operate any social media accounts,” the NPS said.

FAKE_ This Facebook account purporting to belong to the Inspector General of Kenya’s National Police Service is an imposter _ by PesaCheck _ PesaCheck

PesaCheck looked into a Facebook account issuing statements as Inspector General of Kenya’s National Police Service Japhet Koome 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 fact-checker Rodgers Omondi and edited by PesaCheck senior copy editor Cédrick Irakoze and acting chief copy editor Francis Mwaniki.

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

Kamadi Amata
Kamadi Amatahttps://mtaaniradio.or.ke
I am a digital content creator with niche in Health, politics, and Human Interest Features.
RELATED ARTICLES

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Solverwp- WordPress Theme and Plugin

Facebook

adapazarı escort Eskişehir escort bayan