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FALSE: This photo isn’t of Kenya’s Rongo Town

The image is of the Ubongo Interchange in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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This post shared on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) with a photo supposedly of Kenya’s Rongo Town, is FALSE.

“Rongo Town at night,” reads the post.

Rongo Town is situated in Migori County, in western Kenya. It was granted municipality status on 20 March 2020.

But is the post authentic?

Google reverse image search results produced these Facebook posts that published the claim image and described it as showing Ubongo Interchange in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Google search for Ubongo interchange led us to the ​​Tanzania National Roads Agency’s (TANROADS) website, where an image with similar features was published.

report on the website indicates that the road is in Dar es Salaam and was financed by the World Bank.

PesaCheck looked into a post shared on Facebook and X with an image supposedly of Kenya’s Rongo Town 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.

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

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