The image, posted on a Facebook page with more than 43,000 followers, has been shared widely since April.
But where was this photo taken and was Ruto really holding a machete? We checked.
Ruto held baton, not machete
A reverse image search reveals that the image has been manipulated to add the machete.
The image posted on Facebook has been digitally manipulated.
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?
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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.