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FACT-CHECKED

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No, the claim that former Minister, Alhaji Kemoh Sesay has passed away is false.

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the claim that former Minister Alhaji Kemoh Sesay has passed away and found it to be false. Kemoh Sesay, who served as Minister of Works under the APC, is alive.

Claim

Former Minister of Works, Alhaji Kemoh Sesay has passed away.

Rating Justification

Posts on social media claim that Alhaji Kemoh Sesay, who served as Minister of Works under the All Peoples Congress (APC) government, has passed away in Freetown, followed by “RIP” messages and sad face emojis.

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the claim and found it to be false.

To arrive at this conclusion, SLAJ-iVerify contacted Sidi Yayah Tunis, APC Publicity Secretary, who informed us that Kemoh Sesay is alive.

Also, Kemoh Sesay himself recorded a short video on Saturday, December 9, debunking the news about his death. In the video, Sesay can be seen and heard saying, “I am alive and kicking.”

Likewise, SLAJ-iVerify also checked the social media pages of the APC, but no information concerning his demise was posted.

Evidence and References

Sidi Yayah Tunis, APC Publicity Secretary

A short video recorded by the former Minister, Alhaji Kemoh Sesay, debunking news about his death.