#FactWrap: Cape Storm, marijuana and measles, cellphone tracking & Kenya’s maize crisis
We started off our week by looking into claims made by Raila Odinga, Kenya’s main opposition candidate, about the country’s maize crisis. Are foreign farmers reaping from Kenya’s maize crisis at the expense of local growers? Alphonce Shiundu did some digging.
Raila Odinga, Kenya's main opposition candidate, claimed that foreign maize farmers are benefiting at the expense of…africacheck.org
We tackled claims made by the country’s minister of police about using mobile phones to track missing persons. Can this number help locate missing persons, even when their phones are off? Ina Skosana & Gopolang Makou homed in on the evidence.
South Africa's police minister tweeted that the search for missing persons could be eased if people knew the IMEI…africacheck.org
Christine Mungai cleared the smoke on claims that blowing marijuana into children’s faces can cure measles, the deadly viral disease.
Kenyan parents are flocking to have their children treated for measles by a group of women who make use of marijuana…africacheck.org
Finally, as the Cape Storm touched down on South Africa’s southwest coast, a barrage of fake videos and images took over Twitter, as some users took the opportunity to show off their image and video editing skills.
Originally published at africacheck.org.