No, there is no billboard featuring Wajackoya at the Uhuru highway - iVerify Kenya

No, there is no billboard featuring Wajackoya at the Uhuru highway

Misleading

A reverse image search on the image revealed that the original billboard owned by Alliance Media, was an advert by Duracoat, with an image of a child and a lady cleaning up the word “mud” scribbled on the wall by the child.

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Verified Jun, 27 2022

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A billboard shared on social media featuring Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah is presented as appearing at the Uhuru Highway in Nairobi.

Rating Justification

The IVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is Misleading.

To arrive to this conclusion, the IVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. A reverse image search on the photo reveals that the original billboard, owned by Alliance Media, advertised Duracoat, with an image of a child and a lady cleaning up the word “mud” scribbled on the wall by the child. Further scrutiny¬†of¬†the image via Google reverse image search reveals that the fake billboard was first posted on June 18, 2022 by a Twitter account (@Hon_wajackoyah) claiming to be Wajackoyah’s, and retweeted by other social media users.

We contacted Alliance Media and they confirmed that the original billboard was located along Uhuru Highway at the Haile Selassie roundabout prior to the construction of the Nairobi Expressway and that it was later removed to make way for the Expressway construction, adding that the Wajackoyah billboard is fake.

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