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How ‘Nairobi News’, others pranked readers on fools’ day

The Nairobi News was spot on as it pranked readers on April 1, the only day when lying is cool.

A story published on this blog that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) had docked Guinea Bisau six points and awarded them to Harambee Stars almost went viral.

We had reported that Guinea Bisau were punished for fielding an ineligible player. Well, it’s past midday and time to confess it was all a prank. It even had a giveaway: written by Yad ‘Sloof, a reversal of the words Fools’ Day.

But we were not alone.


The Daily Nation reported that Frenchman Claude le Roy was set to be unveiled as Harambee Stars coach.

NTV’s host Larry Madowo tweeted: “I was informed last night that I had been terminated. I wasn’t allowed to say bye on air. Thank you for watching all these years. So long.”

Female DJ Pierra Makena also made a ‘revelation’ that she was in love with blogger Xtain Dela. The pregnant entertainer posted pictures of the blogger kissing her bulging tummy.

Kenyan singer Avril also purported to make announcement that she was expecting a baby with her South African boyfriend, Muga. She shared a picture of a ‘scan’ showing a fully developed baby and tagged Muga.