The page shows a photo of a woman in a wheelchair and is dated 10 June 2022.
A summary adds: “Speaking for the first time since the demise of the 2nd liberation hero, Mama Edith painfully recounted the scary ordeal of the night in the 90s when the then Limuru DO, now DP Ruto's running mate, led a contingent of police officers in an attack of Matiba’s Limuru home during which, she was assaulted and sexually abused, leaving her in a pool of blood.”
Rigathi Gachagua is current deputy president William Ruto’s running mate for Kenya’s August presidential elections. He previously served in administrative positions in former president Daniel Moi’s regime.
Since his selection as running mate on 15 May, he has faced an online onslaught from his opponents.
Kenneth Matiba was a veteran Kenyan politician recognised for his role in the struggle for multiparty democracy in Kenya. He died in April 2018 at 85. He left behind his wife Edith Wanjiru and five children.
But is this really a Daily Nation front page? We checked.
‘Fake splash doing rounds on social media’
And the Daily Nation front page has been altered. The legit front page headline of the 10 July issue reads: “Block these people, EACC tells Chebukati.”
The summary reads: “The fate of some 241 aspirants the anti-graft agency wants barred from contesting in the August 9 polls over integrity questions hangs in the balance even as the electoral commission yesterday came under increased pressure to strike off their names from the ballot.”
On 10 June Daily Nation posted the real and altered versions of the front page side by side on Facebook, the first stamped “genuine” and the second stamped “fake”.
“Please be advised that there’s a fake splash doing rounds on social media. Do not fall for fake news,” it warned.
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