The image shows an African Uncensored journalist who was arrested in March 2023.
This photo shared on Twitter on 20 July 2023 supposedly showing a police officer impersonating a journalist during anti-government protests in Nairobi is FALSE.
The tweet reads “Plainclothes officers impersonating journalists. Stay vigilant, protesters. Journalists, expose their tactics. Know your surroundings for safety. Let’s fight against police brutality and harassment. Stay strong.”
In the tweet’s comment section, Mtoto News found a post by Africa Uncensored CEO John-Allan Namu confirming that the man in the photo is a journalist at his media house.
Allan Namu also shared a debunk by Piga Firimbi confirming that the man in the photo is Clinton Obere, a photojournalist at Africa Uncensored.
Human rights activist Boniface Mwangi also released a statement confirming that the photo is of a journalist at Africa Uncensored and not an undercover police officer.
Although there was an instance where a police officer posed as a journalist during the anti-government protests, this photo is a wrong misrepresentation and therefore misleading.
Mtoto News examined a photo on Twitter supposedly showing a police officer impersonating a journalist during anti-government protests in Nairobi and found it to be FALSE.