Is This Resort Located in Kapcherop, Elgeyo Marakwet County?

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A tweet claiming that a resort, which the author calls Kipteper tourist resort, is located in Kapcherop, Elgeyo Marakwet county, has been widely circulated on the platform (Twitter).

The tweep goes on to say that the rates are Kshs 10,000 per couple in subsequent replies to the tweet. He further explains the hilly location as Kipteber Hill commonly referred to as Mount Kipteber by the local community.

Verification

A Google search of the said resort produced no such resort.

A reverse search on TinEye shows the picture first appeared on Tumblr in June 2017 showing a location in Greece.

Further searches on Google show that the picture is of Mystique Santorini Hotel in Greece.

Scrolling on the tweet’s replies shows some people commenting sarcastically on their visits to the said resort with a few telling others it was a joke.

Verdict

The claim that the above photo belongs to a tourist resort in Kapcherop, Elgeyo Marakwet is an inside joke that some may have taken literally and therefore a HOAX. These kinds of jokes are common on various platforms on the internet, and, especially, Twitter.

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Moffin Njoroge

Moffin is passionate about data and strives to find patterns, stories and leads by analyzing and interpreting datasets.