The broadcaster has disowned the drawing.
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This graphic on Facebook with claims of fertiliser theft in Kenya is FAKE.
The illustration has the logo of NTV Kenya, a local broadcaster, and its news updates subscription number.
An image of Senator Kamau Murango of Kirinyaga County is attached to the post. A reverse image search shows that the image was taken on 14 April 2023 at Parliament Buildings, Nairobi. Murango is the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Livestock.
The Facebook post accuses members of the ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party of stealing fertiliser meant to benefit farmers.
The text does not indicate when the purported bags of subsidised fertiliser were found missing. An internet search yielded no credible reports on the fertiliser, or its supposed recovery.
The broadcaster disowned the graphic via a Facebook post, terming it fake.
PesaCheck has examined a graphic with claims of fertiliser theft in Kenya, 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.
The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Doreen Wainainah.