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Recap of Kenyan media’s April Fools Day shenanigans

As April Fools’ Day spreads its playful spirit, various media outlets in Kenya have joined the fun, albeit with some taking the joke a bit too far.

Nairobi News sparked imagination by reporting that Khaligraph Jones would undergo a groundbreaking transformation.

He was slated to become the first Kenyan artist to have his stage performances orchestrated entirely by AI technology.

According to the CEO of a Washington DC-based tech startup, this innovation aimed to redefine artistic expression globally, with Khaligraph Jones leading the charge.

In another headline from Nairobi News, speculation swirled about a potential second edition of Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).

Also read: Gotcha! How other media houses fell for ‘Nairobi News’ April Fools’ Day prank

This news came after President William Ruto and Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale held a secretive meeting.

While the purpose of the meeting was undisclosed, insiders hinted at discussions to address ongoing challenges in Nairobi County since Governor Johnson Sakaja’s tenure began.

The outcome of this meeting could signal significant changes in the county’s administration.

On a brighter note, People Daily reported exciting news for football enthusiasts.

Harambee Stars was allegedly set to take on football powerhouses Spain and Brazil in friendly matches during the September FIFA international break.

These high-profile friendlies were purportedly scheduled to take place in Europe at Real Madrid’s renowned Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, offering Kenyan players invaluable experience and exposure on the global stage.

However, amidst the lighthearted jests, there was a sombre moment when K24 published a post that gained traction on social media to the point where the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) swiftly debunked it, clarifying that Davido had safely departed without any security issues.

K24 later removed the post and acknowledged its April Fools’ Day prank, while Davido remained silent on the matter.

All these were April Fools joke.