Does This Video Show a Robbery in Nairobi?

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been public outcry over the rise of insecurity in various parts of Nairobi. Something that has attracted the government’s attention. While this is the case, there have been a number of images and videos shared on the internet, claiming to show incidents of robbery in the city. Here is one of such.


In a meeting chaired by President William Ruto, the cabinet agreed deployment of the General Service Unit (GSU) and the Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) to curb insecurity in Nairobi and a change in command of the police operating in the city, promising to firmly deal with criminals and gangs in Nairobi. 


A timestamp from this CCTV footage shows it was taken on November 5, 2021. This same reverse image search places this incident in Angola’s capital, Luanda. To the right of the street, a graffiti reads, ‘Nao esta a venda’, Portuguese for ‘It is not for sale.’ Portuguese is one of the languages spoken in Angola.


This video does not show a robbery in Nairobi. 

This fact-check was produced by Africa Uncensored with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck, African Fact Checking Alliance network and the United Nations Development Programme.

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