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Kenyan politician Musyoka issues list of demands to presidential candidate Odinga? No, graphic fake

A graphic circulating on Facebook lists a series of demands Kalonzo Musyoka, leader of Kenya’s Wiper Democratic Movement, has supposedly made to presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

It shows a photo of Musyoka and the logo of TV channel KTN News Kenya, and reads:

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka Demands:

-Written guarantee on Chief Minister role and security of tenure

-20% share of government

-New Chief Minister residence and security equal to [deputy president]

-Perks and retirement package to be approved by parliament within first 100days

-Official office next to Harambee house

The graphic started circulating after Odinga, leader of the Orange Democratic Movement, offered Musyoka a chief minister role should he win the top job in the August elections. The Wiper leader had been hoping to be named Odinga’s running mate, but lost out to Narc Kenya head Martha Karua.

If Odinga is elected, his running mate would become deputy president. The Kenyan deputy president’s office is in Harambee House Annex.

On the last day for presidential aspirants to submit their running mates to Kenya’s electoral commission, Musyoka too unveiled a running mate and declared himself a presidential candidate.

The graphic has also been posted here, here and here.

But did KTN News really report that he had issued this set of demands? We checked.


‘Political propaganda’

On 18 May the channel posted the graphic on Facebook, stamped “FAKE NEWS”.

“FAKE NEWS ALERT: This is NOT a genuine post from KTN News,” it wrote.

“Be cautious NOT to fall for political propaganda and deep fakes during this electioneering season. For GENUINE news updates VERIFY from our accounts @StandardKenya and @KTNNewsKE."

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