• March 5, 2024

FALSE: This image is not of the border bridge linking Uganda and Kenya

The attached image is of the newly constructed Nigeria-Cameroon Border Bridge.

A tweet with an image purportedly showing the border bridge linking Uganda and Kenya is FALSE.

But a Google reverse image search reveals that the picture shows the newly constructed two-lane border bridge over the Cross River at the Nigeria/Cameroon border at Mfum/Ekok and Joint Border Post.

The bridge, a project under the Transport Facilitation Programme for the Bamenda-Enugu Corridor, otherwise known as the Nigeria/Cameroon Multinational Highway and Transport Facilitation Programme (NCMH & TFP), was officially commissioned on 3 November 2022 by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and his Cameroonian counterpart Paul Biya.

The Kenya-Uganda One Stop Border Post is at Busia.

PesaCheck has looked into a tweet with an image purportedly of the border bridge linking Uganda and Kenya and finds 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 Peris Gachahi 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.

 

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