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Political rallies in Kenya? No, photo shows crowds welcoming Algerian football champs home

Bonyeza hapa ili kusoma ripoti hii kwa Kiswahili.

A photo of a group of people on the top deck of a bus surrounded by a huge crowd has been posted on two Kenyan Facebook pages, with two different claims of what it shows.

The caption for one reads: “Ruto in Kisumu Town Luo wameamua ni Ruto 2022.” That’s Kiswahili for: “The Luo community has decided that it will be Ruto come the general election in 2022.”

William Ruto is Kenya’s deputy president.

On another Facebook page, the photo was shared with the claim it shows a crowd welcoming Raila Odinga, leader of the opposition Orange Democratic Movement.

Here the caption reads: “Ukaribisho wa Raila Odinga kwenye mji wa Nyeri hii leo baada ya kuhudhuria Kanisa.” This loosely translates as: “Raila Odinga’s welcome to the town of Nyeri today after attending a church service.”

Does the photo show rallies for either of these political giants? We checked.



Celebration of Algeria’s 2019 Afcon win


A reverse image search for the photo brings up Algeria. The clues were in Arabic script on the side of the bus. We also found a video posted on Twitter by Algerian news site TSA Algérie showing a victory parade for Algeria’s national football team.

A multimedia story on Sports Illustrated shows the bus with its Arabic script, the Algerian flag and the players. The sports magazine also reposted TSA Algérie’s Twitter video with the caption: “An absolutely WILD scene as the Algerian national team arrives home after winning #AFCON2019.”

Algeria beat Senegal to win the African Cup of Nations football tournament on 19 July 2019. The photo posted on Facebook shows the team’s triumphant return home to Algeria on 20 July. It was not taken in Kenya. – Grace Gichuhi





Mikutano ya kisiasa nchini Kenya? La, picha inaonyesha umati ukiwakaribisha mabingwa wa kandanda Africa, Algeria, baada ya ushindi wao katika kombe la mataifa barani Africa la 2019


Picha inayoonyesha kikundi cha watu juu ya basi lililozingirwa na umati mkubwa wa watu, imechapishwa kwenye kurasa mbili za Facebook za Kenya, na madai mawili tofauti.

Moja ladai: "Ruto katika Jiji la Kisumu. Watu wajaluo wameamua ni Ruto 2022." Hii ina maana fiche ya kisiasa kumaanisha kuwa jamii ya wajaluo imeamua kuwa itamchagua Ruto kama rais kwenye uchaguzi mkuu ujao mwaka wa 2022.

William Ruto ni naibu wa rais wa Kenya.

Kwenye ukurasa mwingine wa Facebook, picha hiyo ilichapishwa na madai kuwa inaonyesha umati uliomkaribisha Raila Odinga, kiongozi wa chama cha upinzani cha Orange Democratic Movement.

Hapa maelezo mafupi yanadai : "Ukaribisho wa Raila Odinga kwenye mji wa Nyeri hii leo baada ya kuhudhuria (ibada) kanisa(ni)."

Je! Picha hio inaonyesha mikutano ya kisiasa ya wanasiasa hawa maarufu? Tulichunguza.


Algeria yasherehekea ushindi wa kombe la Afcon 2019


Utafiti wa picha hii kwenye mtandao unonyesha jina Algeria. Maandishi yaliyotumiwa kwenye basi hiyo pia ni ya Kiarabu.

Pia tulipata video iliyochapishwa kwenye mtandao wa Twitter na kituo kimoja cha habari nchini Algeria, TSA Algérie.

Video hio inaonyesha umati mkubwa wa watu ukisherehekea ushindi wa timu ya kandanda ya Algeria, maarufu kama “Desert Warriors”. Timu hiyo ilikuwa imeshinda kombe la mataifa ya Afrika Julai 2019.

Kwenye tovuti yake, jarida la Sports Illustrated inaonyesha basi hilo na maandishi yake ya Kiarabu, bendera ya Algeria na wachezaji.

Jarida hilo la michezo pia lilichapisha video ya Twitter ya TSA Algérie kwa mara nyingine na maelezo haya: "Msisimko wa kipekee washuhudiwa huku timu ya taifa ya Algeria ikiwasili nyumbani baada ya kushinda #AFCON2019."

Algeria iliicharaza timu ya taifa ya Senegal na kuibuka mshindi katika kombe la Mataifa ya Afrika mnamo 19 Julai 2019.

Picha iliyowekwa kwenye Facebook inaonyesha sherehe zilizoandaliwa kuilaki timu hiyo iliporejea nyumbani Algeria mnamo Julai 20 katika mji wa Algiers. Picha hii haikuchukuliwa nchini Kenya. – Grace Gichuhi




 

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