PesaCheck focuses on claims made by politicians and other public figures as well as stories published in the media about public finances and other resources. We also look at claims related to social services such as healthcare, rural development, and access to water and sanitation in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
In Kenya and Uganda, our main focus is resource allocation and claims about how public finances are being utilized.
Did Only Two Counties In Kenya Meet Their Revenue Targets? https://pesacheck.org/did-only-two-counties-in-kenya-meet-their-revenue-targets-bfa6c519a6a8
Could Uganda Pay For 12 Hospitals With The Cash Spent Treating VIPs Abroad?https://pesacheck.org/could-uganda-pay-for-12-hospitals-with-the-cash-spent-treating-vips-abroad-42138f410227
How Much Of Kenya’s Budget Is Going Towards The Health Sector?https://pesacheck.org/how-much-of-kenyas-budget-is-going-towards-the-health-sector-5ee2040b1f5
Is Kampala Responsible For 60% Of Uganda’s GDP? https://pesacheck.org/is-kampala-responsible-for-60-of-ugandas-gdp-4dde682263fb
Do One In Five Ugandan Households Have Access To Electricity?https://pesacheck.org/do-one-in-five-ugandan-households-have-access-to-electricity-6b95fe15d1d9
In Tanzania, our main focus is on service delivery, particularly around social welfare for marginalized and vulnerable groups.
Is Tanzania’s Urban Street Child Population Increasing? https://pesacheck.org/is-tanzanias-urban-street-child-population-increasing-7038d87e4576
Has Free Public Education Led To More Tanzanian Girls In School?https://pesacheck.org/are-there-more-tanzanian-girls-in-school-now-that-public-education-is-free-55b26c2a335e
Is Half Of Tanzania’s Deaf Population Illiterate?
We also look at matters of public interest in the three countries we focus on, for example the debate around banning shisha in Kenya, and the proposed ban on school-going mothers in Tanzania.
Will Banning School-going Mums Reduce Teen Pregnancy In Tanzania? https://pesacheck.org/will-banning-schoolgoing-mums-reduce-teen-pregnancy-in-tanzania-424c1245f06e
Is One Puff Of Shisha Equivalent To Smoking 10 Cigarettes? https://pesacheck.org/is-one-puff-of-shisha-equivalent-to-smoking-10-cigarettes-4e0e5258f44d
Our fact-checking work focuses mainly on pronouncements about public finances in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, and how statements by public figures reflect on government’s delivery of key public services, such as healthcare, rural development, and access to water and sanitation.
We also test the accuracy of media reportage on these issues, using verifiable and publicly available data as the barometer for accuracy.
PesaCheck content is produced by fellows in the three countries, and the fellows work with data analysts and experts at Code for Kenya to help explain the often complex issues using infographics and data visualisation.
PesaCheck's content is made freely available for reuse by civic society and other interested parties.