Kenyans voted in general elections on 9 August 2022.
On 15 August the IEBC, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, declared United Democratic Alliance candidate William Ruto the winner of the race for president. His main rival was Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga.
The screenshot went viral on 13 August, moments after local media reported that the IEBC had mistakenly added 10,000 votes to Ruto’s tally in another constituency. The commission later said the error had been corrected.
Kisumu county in western Kenya is considered Odinga’s political backyard.
Other than the 10,000 votes erroneously credited to Ruto, no other major discrepancy in ballot counting has been reported.
On 13 August, the Nation posted the screenshot on Facebook – stamped as fake.
“Beware of fake news! If it's not on our official social media pages, it's fake,” the post reads.
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