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    What it was like to fact-check Kenya's election — and last week's rerun

    It was surreal. That’s the way Eric Mugendi describes fact-checking August’s fake news-laden election in Kenya.

    And it got worse.

    "There was a lot of fake news around that part of the election,” said Mugendi, managing editor of PesaCheck, a fact-checking project based in Nairobi. “But I think it became even more prevalent after the Aug. 8 election, because that’s when there wasn’t that much information.”

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