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Fake News: Kiambu Man Did NOT Crash Into River After Attempting To Give Himself Oral Sex While Driving

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Wed, 23 May 2018 09:04:53 Z)

Did Anthony Kamau from Kiambu County in Kenya crash his car into a river after trying to give himself a blowjob? No, that's not true: the story was copied from a satire website by a fake news website from Kenya that changed some names and locations and then presented the story as their own work.

The story appeared in an article published on May 22, 2018 by a website named K24 titled "Kiambu Man Crashes Into River After Attempting To Give Himself A Blowjob While Driving - K24" (archived here) which opened:

THIKA-A Kiambu county resident was miraculously rescued by passers-by after he lost control of his vehicle and ended up in Chania river.

Anthony Kamau, 47, reportedly told police officers he was attempting to perform oral sex on himself while driving his car when his head apparently got stuck under the steering wheel thus losing control of his vehicle.

The man who is recently divorced and is allegedly suffering from depression was found heavily intoxicated and admitted being under the influence of alcohol, crystal meth and crack cocaine.

"He had his head stuck under the steering wheel with his genitals inside his mouth. I don't understand how he got into that position," Adam Njuguna, one of his rescuers, told reporters.

Screenshot of http://www.k24-news.com/kiambu-man-crashes-into-river-after-attempting-to-give-himself-a-blowjob-while-driving/

Only a few days ago we debunked the exact same hoax but set in South Carolina which was originally written by satirical website World News Daily Report in November 2017:

Fake News: Man Did NOT Crash Into River After Attempting To Give Himsef Oral Sex While Driving | Lead Stories

Did Anthony Sanders, a 47-year-old man from Goose Creek, South Carolina crash his car into a river because he was trying to give himself oral sex while driving? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a site that regularily invents fictional stories about bizarre sex acts and weird crimes for entertainment purposes.

We can't help but think the writers at K24 are reading our website for inspiration (just like some other people we could name, hi Shawn!).

We wrote about k24-news.com before, here are our most recent articles that mention the site:

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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