Ahead of the Kenyan general election set for 9 August 2022, politicians in the country are holding rallies, with large crowds seen as proof of popularity.
“Ruto in Narok yesterday … team UDA,” read the caption to the photo, which a number of other Facebook users reposted.
Ruto is the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) presidential candidate in the elections.
But does this photo of a crowd wearing yellow show Ruto supporters? We checked.
Photo old, unrelated
A further search led to a similar photo published on an online shop based in Germany.
The caption in German reads: “Aufnahme der vollbesetzten Südtribüne beim Spiel Borussia Dortmund - Hamburger SV am ersten Bundesliga-Spieltag der Saison 2011/12 (Endstand: 3:1).”
This translates to: “Photo of the packed south stand during the Borussia Dortmund-Hamburger SV game on the first Bundesliga match day of the 2011/12 season (Final score: 3:1).”
The picture has been credited to photographer Reinaldo Coddou H and was taken on 6 August 2011.
The photo has nothing to do with Ruto’s May 2022 rally in Narok.
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