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FALSE: This image is not of Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, Kenya

The image is of Monterrey’s stadium in Mexico.

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This Facebook post with an image supposedly of Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, Kenya, is FALSE.

The image shows the stadium filled with spectators watching an ongoing match. Beyond the stadium is an enchanting mountainscape encapsulating a vibrant, picturesque view. Nakuru is 98 miles northwest of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi.

The image was shared as news reports suggested that Afraha Stadium will be unveiled in December 2023 after the completion of ongoing upgrade work. The stadium had been closed for two years to allow the upgrades to international standards.

However, a reverse image search reveals that the claimed image is of a stadium in Mexico.

Among the search results is a post on the verified Facebook page of ESPN FC published on 22 February 2021. The description accompanying the image indicates that it is Monterrey’s stadium, the Estadio BBVA in Mexico. The stadium is located in the Guadalupe suburb of Monterrey and not in Kenya as claimed.

PesaCheck has examined a Facebook post with an image purportedly of Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, 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 senior fact-checker Simon Muli and edited by PesaCheck senior copy editor Cédrick Irakoze.

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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