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Here is how you got duped on April Fool’s Day

First things first. No, it’s not true that Harambee Stars will be playing the French national football team. Not now, not any time soon!

Nairobi News and Daily Nation sport only published the story in the spirit of April Fool’s Day.

So if you are an ardent fan of the Kenyan national team, breathe in, breathe out. We gotcha!

In reality, though, Harambee Stars are expected to travel to France some time in June for a training camp ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation to be hosted by Egypt from 21 June to 19 July 2019.

But if you didn’t fall for our prank, then maybe you got duped by many others which were shared elsewhere.

Here is our pick for the most creative ones:

1. Fena’s retirement – After performing at the Koroga festival on Sunday, Kenyan rapper Fena Gitu announced her ‘retirement’ on Twitter, stating that she was bowing out of the industry to focus on other things. It was all a hoax.

2. Blue Band Bread – Manufactures of Blue Band margarine started a bit early when they announced that they would be introducing a pre-spread bread for the convenience of their consumers. But as they say, there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. Or should we say free margarine?



3. Jambo Jet’s 50 bob flight  – This low-cost airline had everyone drooling after they announced an offer of ‘Fly na 50 bob’ (Sh50) from 1st to 7th April with only 100 seats available. Turns out no such product will be launched.

4. Safaricom’s Masoko Hypermarket – Leading telecommunications provider Safaricom also announced they would be launching Masoko Hypermarket to rival their online shopping platform.