The paper shows photos of Mudavadi and Kenneth, with a subhead that claims the newspaper obtained “fresh details” indicating that “talks are at an advanced stage, spearheaded by very influential figures” for the two to face deputy president William Ruto in the election.
Did the Standard really report this? We checked.
‘Storm over UDA action’
The real headline reads “Storm over UDA action” next to photos of president Uhuru Kenyatta and Ruto. A subhead details a controversy about a new political party, the United Democratic Alliance, which is linked to the deputy president.
Below is an unrelated photo and headline for a story on Kenya’s white settlers. The remaining elements on the page were unaltered.
The Standard did not report that Mudavadi and Kenneth would be running for the 2022 presidential election on a joint ticket
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