IN SHORT: Kenya’s supreme court recently upheld William Ruto’s August 2022 election as president. But the court’s leader, chief justice Martha Koome, didn’t thank Ruto for holding a church service at State House.
“Thank you @WilliamsRuto for making @StateHouseKenya a good house of prayer. A good example for @Kenyajudiciary. Kenya is a country of God,” reads what seems to be a screenshot of a tweet by chief justice Martha Koome, circulating on social media.
Justice Isaac Lenaola is one of seven supreme court judges who determined a petition by Raila Odinga, the leader of the Azimio coalition, challenging deputy president William Ruto’s electoral victory in the 9 August elections.
The court, headed by Koome, upheld Ruto’s win on 5 September.
State House is the official residence of the president. It has been in the public eye after a church service was held there on 25 September. Ruto presented himself as a religious man during his campaign.
Kenya’s constitution does not provide for a state religion.
But did Koome really tweet this?
Elements of screenshot don’t match Twitter’s format
A quick Twitter search for the screenshot’s text came up empty. Koome’s Twitter timeline also has no tweets dated 25 September.
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