Murang’a is the name of a town and a county in central Kenya, northeast of Nairobi. William Ruto, the country’s deputy president, has recently held several campaign rallies in the county. The most recent rally was on 21 November.
Kenya is set to hold elections in August 2022. Ruto is said to lead the presidential race.
There is no publication date on the screenshot, as would typically be seen on Facebook posts. And it says nothing about when or where Ruto was supposed to have said this. This lack of context is often a sign of disinformation.
Facebook comment, share and like buttons are usually written in full. They do not use symbols. For instance, were the screenshot from an actual post, it would be written “347 likes 130 comments and 130 shares”.
Africa Check asked Njeri Ngugi, Citizen TV’s digital editor, if the screenshot was of a real Citizen TV Facebook post.
She responded with two words: “Fake post."
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