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FALSE: This photo isn’t of Kapsabet Town in Kenya

The image is of London in the United Kingdom.

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This Facebook post with an image supposedly of Kapsabet town in Kenya is FALSE.


Kapsabet is in Kenya’s former Rift Valley Province and is the headquarters of Nandi County.

The image was accompanied by the text, “Media won’t show you the inner part of Kapsabet Town. Kapsabet here we go. The 6TH City!”

But was the photo taken in Kapsabet town?

We performed a Google reverse image search and established that the photo is of London.

According to stock photography agency Alamy, the photo was taken on 13 May 2019 and uploaded by Ilyas Ayub, a London-based photographer.

The photo was also published by other publications such as this and this.

PesaCheck examined a Facebook post with an image supposedly taken from Kapsabet Town in Kenya 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.

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

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