ALTERED: This photo of a man wearing a National Unity Platform party beret is doctored | by PesaCheck | PesaCheck

This image on Facebook purportedly of a National Unity Platform (NUP) party official arrested for selling dog meat is ALTERED.

The screenshot in the post claims the man in the image is the Paya sub-county NUP chairman. China Deep Groove Ball Bearing and Bearing

ALTERED: This photo of a man wearing a National Unity Platform party beret is doctored | by PesaCheck | PesaCheck

“After being disappointed by our NUP leader Bobi, I resorted to selling dog’s meat for survival, NUP chairman Paya subcounty,” the text in the screengrab reads.

The photo is of the purported “chairman” handcuffed near a carcass, a dog and wearing a red beret similar to the one used by NUP chairman Bobi Wine.

However, a Google reverse image search established that the image has been altered to include the red beret bearing NUP’s logo.

In the original image, the suspected dog meat seller is not wearing a red beret.

Additionally, the picture and story of that man were published by this website, but it does not identify him as a NUP leader.

PesaCheck has looked into an image on Facebook supposedly of a National Unity Platform party sub-branch chairman arrested for selling dog meat and found it to have been ALTERED.

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 Pius Enywaru and edited by PesaCheck senior copy editor Cédrick Irakoze and acting chief copy editor Francis Mwaniki.

The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck’s managing editor Doreen Wainainah.

PesaCheck is East Africa’s first public finance fact-checking initiative. It was co-founded by Catherine Gicheru and Justin Arenstein and is being incubated by the continent’s largest civic technology and data journalism accelerator: Code for Africa. It seeks to help the public separate fact from fiction in public pronouncements about the numbers that shape our world, with a special emphasis on pronouncements about public finances that shape the government’s delivery of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) public services, such as healthcare, rural development and access to water/sanitation. PesaCheck also tests the accuracy of media reportage. To find out more about the project, visit

PesaCheck is an initiative of Code for Africa, through its innovateAFRICA fund, with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie, in partnership with a coalition of local African media and other civic watchdog organisations.

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