IN SHORT: The photo of a smiling Uhuru Kenyatta in casual clothes was taken while he was still Kenya’s president, and not after he left office in September 2022.
Later in the month, a photo of a smiling Kenyatta in casual clothes, posing with two women and a man in a meadow with trees behind them, went viral on social media with the claim that it showed the former president in his retirement.
“Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta enjoying life in the village,” a typical Facebook caption reads.
But does the photo really show Kenyatta “enjoying life in the village” after he left the presidency?
Photo shot during president Kenyatta’s visit to power project
The two women in the photo later told news outlets about meeting Kenyatta.
At the time, he was still Kenya’s president. The photo doesn’t show him enjoying his retirement.
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