- The image also showed a water body adjacent to the plane runway.
- Sir Javanne is among Kenyans who took to their Facebook page to post the image and captioned it:
A caption shared with an image, appearing to be a plane runway, indicating that it is the newly constructed Kericho airstrip, also known as Kerenga Airstrip, is misleading.
The image also showed a water body adjacent to the plane runway.
Sir Javanne is among Kenyans who took to their Facebook page to post the image and captioned it:
“Kericho kerenga airstrip. Don't mind about the lake it's man-made. Inakuanga tu usiku, mchana inapotea potea (It is often available during the night but during the day it disappears)”.
The Star Fact-Checer has, however, conducted a Google Reverse Image search and established that it is not Kericho Airstrip.
The search brought results of an Instagram page that shared the Image and indicated that it is of Ken Jones Aerodrome airport.
A search on Google shows that the airport is located 10 km (6.2 mi) west of Port Antonio, in northeastern Jamaica.
Searching Images of Ken Jones Aerodrome also brings results of the image claimed to be Kericho Airstrip.
Also, the image shared by Kenya’s Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen on his verified X page on October 12, 2023, shows that Kericho Airstrip is not tarmacked as the one shared by Sir Javanne.
A post by Kenyans.co.ke on the X platform also showed the image of the Kericho Airstrip as depicted in CS Murkomen’s post.
The Star Fact Checker has debunked the image and can authoritatively say it is not of Kericho Airstrip but of Ken Jones Aerodrome airport in Jamaica.
This fact check was published by The Star Factcheck desk with technical support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck newsdesk, through the African Fact-Checking Alliance (AFCA).