Are These Images of a Mother Nursing an Infant in an Alley From Kenya?

By Cynthia Ilako

These images of a woman nursing a baby in what looks like an alleyway were not taken in Kenya, as claimed in this Twitter post.

The images show a woman wrapped in a multi-coloured sarong sitting beside an infant swaddled in cloth, in what appears to be a littered alleyway.

The text above the images reads, “It pains me a lot when I see Kenyans live this way”.


However, a reverse image search shows both photos first appeared online on 5 December 2020, when Facebook users in Nigeria began sharing them in different posts as seen herehere and here.

The Nigerian Facebook users claimed the lady had given birth to a bouncing baby. The mother lives in Ondo state, South-West Nigeria, according to this post.


PesaCheck has looked into images shared on Twitter showing a woman nursing an infant in what appears to be an alley and claiming they were taken in Kenya and finds it to be FALSE.

This story was produced by Africa Uncensored in partnership with Code for Africa with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie.

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