The front page, circulating on Facebook, includes side-by-side photos of supreme court justice Isaac Lenaola and lawmaker Gladys Shollei.
Text below the headline reads: “A CCTV footage we exclusively obtained from the Karen Blixen Hotel’s car park captures the supreme court judge collecting the money in cash from the Uasin Gishu Women Rep.”
The court will deliver its ruling on 5 September.
Shollei is a key ally of Ruto. The newspaper headline suggests that she bribed Lenaola to rule on the petition in the president-elect’s favour.
But is it real? We checked.
‘Why petition is litmus test for seven judges’
On 30 August, the Star posted the front page on Facebook, stamped as “fake”.
We found the original front page of the Star’s 30 August issue on mgazeti.com. The headline is: “Why petition is litmus test for seven judges.”
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