A TikTok video posted on Facebook appears to show the crowd at a political rally for Azimio la Umoja, one of the two major coalitions ahead of Kenya’s August 2022 elections, shouting the name of the leader of the rival Kenya Kwanza alliance.
But was Atwoli’s endorsement of Odinga embarrassingly rejected, as the video appears to show? We checked.
‘Baba’ – not ‘Ruto’
A Google reverse image search reveals that the video was indeed shot during a campaign rally in Garbatulla, on 21 June.
But the original video captures the crowd shouting “Baba” and not “Ruto”.
Odinga is often referred to as “Baba”, Kiswahili for “father” and a reference to his longevity in Kenyan politics.
Atwoli’s endorsement wasn’t rejected by the crowd. The sound in the video has been altered.
Republish our content for free
For publishers: what to do if your post is rated false
A fact-checker has rated your Facebook or Instagram post as “false”, “altered”, “partly false” or “missing context”. This could have serious consequences. What do you do?
Click on our guide for the steps you should follow.Publishers guide
Africa Check teams up with Facebook
Africa Check is a partner in Meta'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.