The seat for the county, which borders Nairobi to the southeast, was left vacant after the death of senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka on 11 December 2020.
The poster claims Muli is standing on the Wiper Democratic Movement ticket. It was shared on 26 December, two days before Kenya’s electoral commission publicly announced that the county would hold a senate by-election on 23 March.
Most political parties are yet to announce their candidates for the by-election and there has been no official announcement of Muli as a Wiper Movement candidate.
Is the poster legit? We checked.
No candidate presented
A Wiper Movement party official told Africa Check the poster was fake.
“The information on the poster is not true,” the official said. “It is fake. We are yet to present our candidate for the by-election.” – Grace Gichuhi
For publishers: what to do if your post is rated false
A fact-checker has rated your Facebook or Instagram post as “false”. What should you do? First, don't delete!
Click on our guide for the steps you should follow.
Africa Check teams up with Facebook
Africa Check is a partner in Facebook’s third-party fact-checking programme to help stop the spread of false information on social media.
The content we rate as “false” will be downgraded on Facebook and Instagram. This means fewer people will see it.
You can also help identify false information on Facebook. This guide explains how.
Fighting coronavirus misinformation
Africa Check is working with the CoronaVirusFacts/DatosCoronaVirus Alliance, a coalition of more than 100 fact-checkers fighting misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic.
Learn more about the alliance here.