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FALSE: These photos are not from Siaya County in Kenya

The images are of Kisumu Central Square and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, respectively.

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These photos on Facebook, supposedly of different parts of Siaya County in Kenya, are FALSE.

The first image was posted on 17 August 2023 and depicts a roundabout surrounded by buildings and a small lawn.

The accompanying text reads: “Welcome to siaya county.” (sic).

A Google reverse image search, however, established that the photo is from Kisumu City.

The image was posted by Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o on 3 August 2023. The photo description is Kisumu Central Square.

Lenyax media creatives, a photography company based in Kisumu, is credited for taking the photo.

The second image is of a modern stadium. The accompanying text reads: “Welcome to Siaya Stadium..the great county.”

When we zoomed in on the image, we came across the text, “To dare is to do”, which is the motto for English premier league club Tottenham Hotspur.

A Google reverse image search on the photo confirmed that it is of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.—–e56460c0f71——————————–

The image was also published here and here.

PesaCheck examined these photos on Facebook, supposedly of different parts of Siaya County in Kenya, and found them 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
Kamadi Amata
I am a digital content creator with niche in Health, politics, and Human Interest Features.

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