• June 15, 2024

FALSE: This image does not depict a road in Uganda

This   posted on Twitter by Louis Jaduong claiming to show a road in Uganda is false.


The image, which was shared on October 14th, 2022, has attracted reactions among tweeps with Kenyans on Twitter(KOT) claiming the image is of a road in Kenya and not Uganda. This image has also been used by Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) to report an accident along the said road on 21st August 2021.


Ruben FM, therefore, conducted a fact check to verify the authenticity of the Image. A Google reverse image search revealed that the image was taken on Narok-Bomet Road, Kenya near Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The image was first uploaded on March 13th, 2020 by Wa Kitavi on commons.wikimedia.org

The image is captioned “the personal cars and one Nissan PSV head to Bomet for business purposes. This road welcomes you for the way to the greatest beholder of the eighth wonder of the world, Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Maasai man herding just offroad welcomes us to the rich culture of the Maasai tribe living around the area. Sometimes, lions from the reserve traverse up to this area. This is bravery in one picture. The vehicles represent the business minds in Kenya. A good place for investment”.


Ruben FM has looked into a photo posted on Twitter by Louis Jaduong claiming to show a road in Uganda and finds it to be false


This fact check has been produced by Ruben FM with support from code for Africa’s Pesa Check, African Fact-Checking Alliance Network and the United Nations Development program.

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