The spread of fake news has now become a calamity in Kenya. After clarifying on the Imenti Video that we revealed as a hoax, we now have another fake news about an alleged killer disease in Migori
First, let me note that disinformation and “fake news” were employed to influence young Kenyans’ vote during the elections. So this is a calamity that is there to stay and this blog will do everything possible to give facts about anything. You can always contact to verify stuff.
Hereunder is the rumour as spread on social media
SHOCK AS A SEXUALLY transmitted disease called JAKADALA spreads fast in Migori, even condoms cannot protect you. A lethal sexually transmitted disease has been spreading like bushfire in Migori, something that has worried medics in the County as they try to analyze the killer STD. It is said by the medics that the sexually transmitted disease that has been christened JAKADALA by the locals is so dangerous that even condoms cannot protect you from it. It eats the private part and makes it rot within 3 days ! We understand that once you come into contact with fluids from an infected person, that’s the end of you even if you used a condom. Some locals think God is cursing them because the dangerous STD that is killing the victims within 3 days has caused a lot of mess in the County.
To start with, we have confirmed from the Migori county health officials and they have told us that they have moved in almost all hospitals but they have not confirmed any case or any death about the disease that rumours have been claiming kills the victims within a week.
Again the images shared on social media are totally fake. In fact, one of the photos belongs to some patient that was suffering from cancer. The photo circulated sometimes last year.
The other circulating video resurfaced on the internet two years ago and is fake.
The situation has been worsened by media that is spreading and sharing the fake news about the disease.
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