IN SHORT: A graphic with a quote attributed to Alego Usonga MP Samuel Atandi, saying he is displeased with the running of the Orange Democratic Movement, has been circulating on social media platforms in Kenya. But Atandi has denied this and the graphic is fake.
“It has become too difficult to sell our ideas in ODM because Hon Opiyo Wandayi seems to be Mr know it all,” reads a quote circulating on a graphic on Facebook.
The graphic includes the Standard Kenya media house logo, a photo of Atandi and is dated 25 July 2023, as though it were a digital card published by the Standard.
Following the August 2022 elections where Kenya Kwanza coalition leader William Ruto was declared the new Kenyan president, several members of parliament who were previously in the opposition Azimio coalition defected to Kenya Kwanza. Raila Odinga is the Azimio coalition and ODM party leader.
But is the quote accurate? We checked.
Made up quote and graphic
The graphic and its quote are fabricated.
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