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FAKE: This digital card purportedly quoting Kenyan politician Raila Odinga is fabricated

TV47, a media outlet, has disowned the card.

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This digital card on Facebook purportedly quoting Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga is FAKE.

The card has the branding of local media house TV47 logo and quotes Odinga castigating President William Ruto over graft in the country. The quote refers to claims of misappropriation of funds intended for the 30 June 2023 Londiani accident victims.

An image of Odinga is attached to the card.

A Google reverse image search on the photo established that the photo has previously been used by TV47 and Kenyans.co.ke.

But is the card authentic?

While the card features the TV47 logo, it is notably absent from the broadcaster’s verified Facebook page, Twitter account, or website, platforms commonly used for sharing such content.

A review of existing authentic TV47 digital cards established that the graphic in question has several inconsistencies, including using a different template, the wrong logo, the absence of a date, and the omission of the broadcaster’s social media handles.

We contacted Gibendi Ramenya, the head of Digital Innovations at Cape Media Ltd, the owners of TV47 and Radio 47, and he dismissed the card as fake.

“The one you shared is a fake quote box aimed at riding on TV47’s brand reputation to hoodwink the masses. It is unfortunate how people misuse social media to spread fake news,” Ramenya said.

search for the quote on Google yielded no credible results.

PesaCheck examined a digital card on Facebook purportedly quoting Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga 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.
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