A photo circulating on Facebook shows Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga and his son Raila Odinga Junior. The son, wearing a yellow shirt and navy blue bomber jacket, is standing next to his father whose eyes are focused on a newspaper on a table.
Two words on the son’s shirt, printed in black ending in “rm” and “DA”, are partially hidden by his jacket.
Odinga leads the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party and has declared he will run for the presidency in Kenya’s August 2022 elections.
The photo was also posted on a Facebook group page with more than 96,000 members.
“Kube Raila’s Son ni wa UDA...?! Or what does those words in his shirt reads..#FormNiUDA or what!!” exclaimed one user. The Kiswahili roughly translates as: “You mean Raila’s son belongs to the UDA party?”
Another user captioned it: “This is #Raila’s son With #UDA merchandise. FORM NI #UDA. Wacha #DP_Ruto Aitwe Master,” or “Let deputy president William Ruto be called master.”
But does the photo show the son of the ODM leader in a UDA outfit? We checked.
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In the original, there is no lettering on his yellow shirt.
He posted it with the caption: “Always learning always ready azimio la Umoja here we come #salamanababa @RailaOdinga.” Azimio la umoja is Odinga’s, which roughly translates as “Unity bid”.
The photo circulating on Facebook has been altered.
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