Image of Damaged Road Is From Johannesburg NOT Nairobi

This Facebook post bears an image with the caption questioning whether it shows the state of the road along Moi Avenue on July 23, 2023.


Demonstrations over the high cost of living have led to the closure and destruction of various roads in various parts of the country. According to Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen, the damage to the Expressway will cost Ksh706.7 million. He further reported that repairing roads damaged in Kisumu County will cost no less than Ksh200 million after some roads in the area were destroyed during the demonstrations.


 A Google reverse image search reveals that the image is of a road in South Africa. The alert was sent to warn people about a gas explosion along Bree Street in Johannesburg on July 19, 2023. A keyword search on Google with the words “Bree Street explosion” redirects to more articles reporting the incident here, here, and here.  See screengrab of the traffic advisory below;


The image is from a road along Bree Street Johannesburg after a gas explosion on July 19, 2023.

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