Kenyans online called out Naivasha Self Service Stores Limited aka Naivas Supermarket for lying about a ThrowBackThursday photo.
Yesterday, Naivas through their Twitter page shared a two photos with year caption attached to both.
— naivas Supermarket (@naivas_kenya) October 15, 2020
Immediately, KoT sleuths saw the photo captioned 1990 had an MPESA shop on it.
Mpesa Shop in 1990 from where?Msitubebe ufala.
— The Observer KE👁. (@AnthonyNiga) October 16, 2020
Acha kutubeba😝😝..mpesa ilianza 2007!! Hii yenu ya 1990 ni gani?
— King Cyto*️⃣👑 (@cytokings) October 15, 2020
I had liked the photo then on careful scrutiny I saw MPESA in 1990 that must have been some crack head time machine from 2006 -1990 so I am going to unlike it now.
— Felix Brian Onyango (@FboFazul) October 15, 2020
Kulikuwa na mpesa 1990 ? 😂 https://t.co/IhLMMwgcCV
— Kingston (@mwongelaa_) October 15, 2020
A creative KoT offered the explanation to the apparent mixup as below.
They say Naivas started on that building in 1990. They have since moved and the building now has other tenants.
— Kemboi Kibet (@KemboiKJ) October 16, 2020
Watu na kiherehere, Naivas wanamaanisha buildings
— Mwas (@MwangiMunyua_) October 15, 2020
The short of it, is that they didn’t take photos of their starting out in 1990 and returned to take one during MPESA era.