This Facebook post with an image supposedly of a bus made by a student from Bungoma, Kenya, is FALSE.
The post claims that the bus was made by a student taking part in Kenya’s Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), but did not specify which level of education the student was in.
“Tzs (Tanzanians),Ugs( Ugandans) and Nigerians,,, Beware that this Bus is not a Chinese or Japanese model,it was made by a CBC pupil in Bungoma, Western Kenya,” the post reads.
But, is the post authentic?
Marcopolo is a Brazilian company that focuses on the manufacture of bus bodies.
According to the article, Rio De Janeiro will, from November 2023, receive 287 BRT buses to aid the city’s public transport system.
On 11 October 2023, Marcopolo published a statement on its verified Facebook page confirming that it is set to deliver 287 buses to the Brazilian city by mid-2024.
The statement had an image of a bus with a similar code “E902152” to the one we are debunking.
PesaCheck examined a Facebook post with an image supposedly of a bus made by a student from Bungoma, Kenya, and found it to be FALSE.